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Animal found off Jennings Beach
Fairfield officials are investigating a severed sheep head found in the water off a local beach.
Authorities say the animal head was found off Jennings Beach on Wednesday, a year after a headless goat carcass was found at the same beach. A veterinarian is examining the sheep head.
Police told the Connecticut Post that they don’t suspect the head is linked to sinister activities.
Fairfield animal control officer Paul Miller says the head appears to have been severed with a butcher’s knife and one of the sheep’s ears was notched, indicating it was livestock. But there was no identifying tag.
In March of last year, a jogger discovered a goat carcass missing its head and lower legs inside a clear garbage bag that was dumped along the water’s edge.
Lowell man faces animal cruelty charges
A Lowell dog owner faces animal cruelty charges after his German shepherd was found with duct tape wrapped around its muzzle.
Lowell police were called to 15 Grand St. after someone reported seeing a dog with tape over its mouth, the Lowell Sun reported.
The owner told police the family became overwhelmed by the dog when it got much bigger and harder to handle than they anticipated, the paper reported.
Police said other than the tape, the dog appeared to be in good condition and well cared for.
Animal Control took possession of the dog pending the outcome of the criminal case.
The owner will be summonsed to court to face a single count of animal cruelty, police said. His name has not been released.
ARL, MSPCA treating rescued animals
BOSTON — Almost 200 animals were rescued from a Lynnfield home last month in one of the largest hoarding situations in recent years, the Animal Rescue League of Boston and Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said.
A wide range of animals including dogs, cats, birds and reptiles lived in unsanitary conditions stacked in cages and crates in different areas of the home, officials said.
All of the 199 animals were voluntarily surrendered to the ARL and MSPCA-Angell.
The animals are being treated at ARL and MSPCA-Angell for various health issues resulting from neglect, officials said.
“When people suffer from the complex psychological conditions that lead to animal hoarding, they become overwhelmed with caring for all the animals they accumulate,” said the ARL’s Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore.
The Pat Brody Shelter for Cats in Lunenburg and Jabberwock Reptiles of Winchester also are caring for some of the rescued animals.
The six dogs and 13 birds remaining at the ARL’s shelters continue to make progress in their recovery. The Boston shelter has already begun to identify potential adopters for the shy, but very sweet dogs, officials said.