City takes action after report of dangerous animals

MARKHAM, ON ~ June 24, 2014 ~ City of Markham staff led by the York Regional Police with the OSPCA are working together to trap two loose dogs, believed to be either German Shepherds or possibly coyotes. Last night, there were reports of two animal attacks in the Huntington Park community.

Until the animals are removed from the area, the City of Markham is cancelling recreational programs in Huntington Park; Bayview Reservoir; Thornlea Secondary School; Thornlea East Park; Green Lane Park; Bishops Cross Park; St. Roberts Field; Duncan Park; and Bayview Fairways school in the interest of public safety.

These animals have not been seen today by authorities. Residents in any wooded or ravine areas in the area bordered by Highway 407, John Street, Bayview Avenue and Highway 404 are strongly urged to exercise caution and keep their children and animals closely supervised until these dangerous animals are removed.

If members of the community see the animals, they should seek shelter and then call 911 immediately to report the incident. Members of the public are warned not to approach or attempt to feed or trap these animals.

The school boards have been advised to put the local schools on alert.

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