Police urge proper use of 911 after cops called to remove bat from home

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TILLSONBURG, Ont. — Provincial police are reminding the public about the proper use of 911 after officers were called to remove a bat from a home in Tillsonburg, Ont.

OPP say a homeowner in the community called 911 to report a bird flying around in their home as they tried to go to sleep.

It happened early Tuesday, and responding officers managed to find and remove a bat from the home.

Police say the call should have gone to animal services since it was not an emergency.