Shortly before 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Greater Sudbury Police received a call from a City of Greater Sudbury employee in regards to what was perceived to be a verbal threat directed towards Animal Shelter employees. 

Through the investigation it was determined that there was no offence committed. There was a miscommunication and a misunderstanding in relation to the choice of words used by an individual who was expressing frustration. 

The individual was spoken to by officers and cautioned on the how words can be perceived over the phone. 

There is no threat to employees or animals in the shelter.