• Animal cruelty investigation launched after bird found stabbed with pins, needles


    BROCKTON, Mass. - Brockton Police are looking to the public for help in catching the person responsible for a 'senseless act' of animal cruelty on a bird.

    The bird was found alive and suffering from several puncture wounds on Feb. 3 on Belair Street, near Crickett Road and Rainbow Circle.

    Someone punctured the bird with more than a dozen safety pins and sewing needles, and attached red, white and black cloth to its body, Brockton Animal Control said in a post on its Facebook page.

    Graphic photographs show that the pins and needles were inserted underneath the skin, puncturing muscle and tissue over the bird's entire body.

    "The animal was taken to a local animal hospital for treatment. It is now resting comfortably in the care and custody of Brockton Animal Control," officials said in the post.

    Anyone with information on the person responsible for the animal cruelty, or the person who owns the animal, is urged to call Brockton Animal Control at 508-580-7835 or Brockton Police at 508-941-0200.

    "If you know of anyone keeping poultry or livestock in the immediate area we would like to hear from you," officials said on Facebook. 

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