“The animal was the victim of a malicious and intentional act,” said Const. Thomas Ruttan after police located the remains today at Deerwood Park.
Investigators have searched the immediate area for evidence and are appealing to the public for any information related to the incident.
Due to the condition of the remains, it is difficult to identify the breed of dog, Ruttan said.
The dog is described as black with brown markings and investigators believe it may be a younger miniature pinscher, or something similar.
The remains were sent for forensic testing and an autopsy will be conducted to determine how the dog died, the full extent of injury and the breed.
Police are also trying to locate the owner of the animal.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-453-2121, ext. 1133. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.