Barrie Police lay charges under animal control bylaw

A Barrie woman is facing charges under the City of Barrie’s Animal Control Bylaw.
Earlier this week, the Barrie Police Service was contacted regarding a cat that was reported stolen. Officers attended on July 25, and after considering all avenues of investigation, it was determined that the most appropriate path to take was to lay charges under the bylaw.
A 54-year-old Barrie woman has been issued notices of:
• Use live trap to capture cat
• Fail to ensure cat is provided with food/water/shelter while captured.
While the Barrie Police Service understands the concern of the public when investigations involving animals are involved, the public is reminded that making threats and harassing others is unacceptable and could be considered a criminal act.