The National Capital Commission (NCC) advises residents and farmers to take extra precautions with respect to animals, livestock and pets and to keep them indoors, if possible. There has been a wildlife incident involving an attack on a horse in the vicinity.
Hikers, snowshoers, cross-country skiers and all users of the Greenbelt are asked to keep personal safety in mind and stay on official trails, and to keep their dogs on leashes. As a precautionary measure, the NCC has temporarily closed trail 31 (accessible from P14), trail 32 (accessible from P15) and the Greenbelt Pathway West in the immediate area until further notice. The NCC has installed traps and continues to monitor the area.
Please contact the NCC’s emergency line at 613-239-5353 if you observe an animal behaving in a way that could put the safety of people or pets at risk.