Update (Jun. 17, 2021):
“Brett Cody” (BC), the four year old bobcat that has been missing from Saunders Country Critters Zoo and Sanctuary, located on County Road 44, in the Municipality of North Grenville since Jun. 6, 2021, has been located.
On Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021, a member of the public reported spotting the bobcat in a bushed-area, in the Village of South Mountain, according to a release from OPP. Employees from the zoo attended the area shortly after the call but were unable to locate him. Based on information provided by the finder, the spotting appeared to be legitimate, and live traps were set up in the area. A short time later, BC was caught and has since been returned to his home. He is reported to be in good health, police said.
The OPP are continuing to investigate the incident as a mischief as it is believed the animals were intentionally let out of their pens. Anyone with information is asked to notify Grenville County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
To report information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or submit your tip online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca. Crime Stoppers does not want your name, you don’t go to court, and you could earn a cash reward.
Original Article (Jun. 7, 2021):
A bobcat is missing from Saunders Country Critters Zoo and Sanctuary, located on County Road 44, in the Municipality of North Grenville. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating, as it appears the animals at the zoo and sanctuary were intentionally let out of their pens.
On Sunday, June 6, 2021, the Grenville County Detachment of the OPP was contacted by the owner of Saunders Country Critters Zoo and Sanctuary who reported mischief after one animal was found outside of its pen on Saturday morning. According to a report from OPP, a more thorough search by the zoo owner on June 6 found that a bobcat was missing entirely.
OPP say “Brett Cody” (BC), a four-year-old adult male bobcat, is described as:
- Approximately 20 pounds
- Appearance of a very large house cat
- Grey-blond fur with black spots
While this is outside Kingstonist’s normal reporting area, bobcats are excellent climbers and can run up to 30 miles per hour (48 kilometers per hour), so BC could be in the Kingston area, if he has been loose since Saturday.
The OPP is asking that anyone with information, or if BC is located, to notify Grenville County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If located, you can also contact Saunders Zoo directly at 613-794-6124 or [email protected].
To report information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or submit your tip online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.