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Possible animal cruelty case in Boardman

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BOARDMAN TWP., Ohio - Police and humane authorities are investigating an apparent case of animal abuse.

A passerby spotted two opossums hanging from a wire along Woodrow Avenue Tuesday morning.

Township officer Jack Neapolitan told 21 News, "There were actually 2 young opossums that were zip-tied together at the base of their tails. Someone had thrown them up over, and they were suspended from a wire directly in the center of the street."

A neighbor says the animals appeared to still be alive when he spotted them around 9 a.m.

However the opossums had died by the time authorities arrived.

Police canvassed the neighborhood and say they came up with some good leads.

Authorities say the person or persons responsible could face animal cruelty charges.

Stay connected with wfmj.com and 21 News for more on this developing story.

 

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