Calgary, AB,

Chemical laced cat food found in Confederation Park

We are currently investigating a series of incidents where chemical laced cat food was left in Confederation Park.

Three separate incidents have been reported this month, where an unidentified man is placing cat food in and around the trees in Confederation Park, located at the 1000 block of 24 Ave. N.W. 

Investigators were able to confirm that the food contained chemicals not typically found in cat food products. Working with The Calgary Fire Department HAZMAT team, they were able to identify both sulfuric acid and phenyltoloxamine citrate in the cat food. These substances would cause unnecessary pain and possibly death to an animal, should they ingest enough. This park is visited frequently by families with young children and pets, making this even more concerning.

Anyone who has information about these incidents is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


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Individuals who have concerns with stray or pest animals in the community are asked to contact Calgary Community Standards or the Calgary Humane Society for instructions on how to properly deal with these animals.

CASE # 21096815, 21099370, 21105863/4788