Bolton woman Rita Mueller charged in connection to animal-cruelty investigation

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

The Toronto Police Service issued a news release, yesterday, seeking the public’s assistance locating a woman in connection with an animal-cruelty investigation.

It is alleged that:

− on Friday, August 24, 2012, she walked into the office of the Toronto Animal Services on Sheppard Avenue West

− while in a room with a dog, she killed the dog by choking it

− the woman then left the scene

On Friday, January 4, 2013, in the early-morning hours, Rita Mueller, 50, of Bolton, surrendered to police at 31 Division.

She is charged with:

1. Killing or Injuring Animal Other Than Cattle
2. Cause or Permit Unnecessary Pain or Injury or Suffering to an Animal or Bird
3. Disobey Court Order

She is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Friday, January 4, 2013, 10 a.m., room 507.

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