KEMPTVILLE, Ont. -- Provincial police are reminding residents of Kemptville, Ont., that investigating the deaths and disappearances of cats doesn't typically fall under their jurisdiction.

Investigators say they received six such calls on Thursday.

They say the calls are likely related to an article published in the North Grenville Times about an increase in missing or dead cats in Kemptville.

Police say they've investigated the reports with the help of a conservation officer, and don't believe foul play is involved.

They say the cats appear to have been killed by an animal, which conservation authorities suspect was a coyote.

Police say they will not investigate a missing cat unless criminal activity is suspected.