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Police locate suspect who dumped decapitated animals

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The per­son who dumped sev­er­al de­cap­it­ated an­im­als on a Far North­east prop­erty in mid-Decem­ber has been tracked down and fined.

The sus­pect, a North­east res­id­ent, was fined $50, said Wendy Marano, a spokes­wo­man for the Pennsylvania So­ci­ety for the Pre­ven­tion of Cruelty to An­im­als.

Along with the be­headed car­casses of 11 an­im­als — goats, chick­ens and ducks — the dump­er had left be­hind some trash at Dut­ton and Comly roads, Marano said. That made the dump­er easy to track down be­cause his name and ad­dress were on some of that trash.

The an­im­als did not ap­pear to have been killed in­hu­manely, Marano said, adding that they were used in re­li­gious rituals.

Dump­ing car­casses isn’t leg­al, Marano said, al­though it is a com­mon enough oc­cur­rence in Phil­adelphia. THE PSPCA gets one call a month about the crime, she ad­ded. ••

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