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Case ID: 18045
Classification: Mutilation/Torture
Animal: goat
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Friday, Aug 6, 2010

County: Bristol

Disposition: Open

Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!

Police are investigating a case of possible animal cruelty after a dead goat was dumped on the front lawn and sidewalk at 45 Summer St.

According to Rehoboth Police Chief Stephen Enos, homeowners and neighbors found the goat at 8 a.m. Friday with a rope tied around it's neck. It appeared the animal had also been disemboweled.

"My neighbor found it and told me," said homeowner Chris Morra, a former Rehoboth selectman. "It's an awful thing and a dangerous person who does this to an animal."

Rehoboth Police detectives are investigating along with members of the MSPCA Law Enforcement.

"As we continue to investigate this allegation with the MSPCA we will follow every lead," said Enos.

The animal carcass is currently being examined by pathologists at Tufts University.

Cruelty to animals is a felony punishable by up to five years in state prison and/or $2,500 fine or both.

"We are working with Rehoboth's detectives to investigate how this animal died," said MSPCA Director of Law Enforcement Peter Gollub.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Rehoboth Police Detectives Brian Ramos or Jasson Ferreira at 508-252-3722.

If you have information on this case, please contact:
Rehoboth Police Detectives Brian Ramos or Jasson Ferreira
508-252-3722

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