Dead animals found in Far NE

The car­casses of sev­er­al de­cap­it­ated an­im­als were found on a Far North­east prop­erty last week.

The 11 an­im­als — ducks, chick­ens and goats — might have been hu­manely killed, said Wendy Marano, a spokes­wo­man for the Pennsylvania So­ci­ety for the Pre­ven­tion of Cruelty to An­im­als. They might have been killed in re­li­gious rituals, which isn’t il­leg­al in Pennsylvania as long as the an­im­als were killed hu­manely, she said, “which this ap­pears to be.”

But dump­ing their car­casses isn’t leg­al, she ad­ded, so in­vest­ig­at­ors are try­ing to find who did it. The dead an­im­als were found last Thursday at Dut­ton and Comly roads, Marano said.

Dump­ing dead an­im­als is com­mon enough in Phil­adelphia, Marano said. The PSPCA gets one call a month about the crime. The calls “usu­ally are sim­il­ar to this case,” she said.

There are fines of up to $300 per an­im­al for any­one con­victed of dump­ing car­casses, Marano said. ••

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