Police investigate animal complaint - Public's assistance sought

Police investigate animal complaint – Public’s assistance sought

The North Bay Police Service seeks the public’s assistance in an animal complaint investigation.

At 4 p.m. on Sunday March 27th, a woman and a girl, under two years old, were walking on Cassells Street at Fifth Avenue West, when a male dogwalker lost control of his dog’s leash. The dog lunged at the toddler, snapping at her face and causing her to fall to the ground. The dogwalker regained control of his dog shortly thereafter and fled the area on foot before police arrived.

As a result of this incident, the girl suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by ambulance.

The man is described as:

  • In his early 20s;
  • Wearing a blue baseball cap, a grey sweater and black jeans
  • Carrying a school bag with red on it

The dog is described as:

  • Medium-sized
  • Black with a white chest.

How to submit a tip
Anyone with information that may assist police in this investigation is asked to contact Constable Fay at the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555. For those who wish to remain anonymous, there are three ways to contact Near North Crime Stoppers. Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text the word “Nipper” plus tip information to CRIMES (274637), or submit a tip online at nearnorthcrimestoppers.com.