Police in Rome, New York, are investigating after discovering a man cooking a “canine” on a makeshift grill at his home. On Monday, the City of Rome Police Department issued a release about the situation, writing:
On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at approximately 4:03 PM, the Rome Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to Third Street for an animal cruelty complaint. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the resident who appeared to be cooking a canine carcass on a makeshift grill.
According to the authorities, the man was cooperative, and told responding officers that it was a coyote that was being cooked. The release states:
Due to the condition of the animal, patrol officers were unable to confirm whether this was in-fact a coyote or a domestic dog.
Animal Control was notified and responded to the residence.
The carcass was seized by animal control officers and the body was turned over to the SPCA. The body will undergo a necropsy by Cornell University to determine if it is indeed a coyote, or a dog. Charges are pending based on the outcome of the necropsy exam.
The department stated:
Animal Control researched lost dogs in the area for the previous year and found no domestic dogs matching the approximate size and weight of this animal in their records. The investigation is continuing
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