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Fredericton police investigate possible animal cruelty cases

Fredericton police are investigating several possible animal cruelty cases in Nashwaaksis and the surrounding area.

Reports of cats' remains and several missing cats in the Nashwaaksis area

Fredericton police are investigating several possible animal cruelty cases in Nashwaaksis and the surrounding area.

A cat's remains have been found and there are several missing cat reports in the area, according to Alycia Bartlett, a spokesperson for the Fredericton police.

Bartlett said the cat whose remains were found was likely intentionally harmed. 

A necropsy by a veterinarian showed the cat did not die of natural causes and it's unlikely it was killed by another animal, according to a police release.

The cat's remains and the missing cats have been reported over the past several weeks.

Bartlett said police have reason to believe other cat remains have been found, but it was too late to test the remains.

Police are encouraging the public to keep their pets inside at night, so they're not harmed by animal predators or people looking to abuse animals.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Fredericton Police at 460-2300 or call crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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