(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) – Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has recently been made aware of social media posts suggesting cougars have been seen in the Belwood Lake area. Neither the OPP nor the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) can confirm these sightings.

OPP are currently asking members of the public who think that they have witnessed such events to contact the OPP or Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR). To date, no person has reached out to report a cougar sighting to either the OPP or MNR.

The OPP would like to remind anyone who comes across a public safety concern to contact police at 1-888-310-1122 or for emergencies 911. The OPP do not routinely monitor social media for public safety concerns or hazardous situations.