(TOWN OF SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On July 20, 2017 at approximately 11:51 p.m., Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a residence on Jewel Bridge Road in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula after the home owner reported that someone had shot his dog.

Around 11:30 p.m. the family pet dog, a 13 year old Terrier/Chihuahua, was let outside to relieve itself. When the dog failed to return after a few minutes, the owner went to investigate as to its whereabouts. The dog was located deceased in the laneway. The dog had been shot in the chest with a small calibre firearm.

Police believe this was a crime of opportunity.

Bruce Peninsula OPP continue to investigate and ask anyone with information which may assist to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.