New Bedford Police Accuse Teen Boys Of Animal Cruelty
New Bedford Police are seeking charges against two teenage boys who are accused of harming an animal Wednesday afternoon.
Police say animal cruelty charges are being sought against a 15-year-old male and a 17-year-old male after they allegedly threw rocks at a squirrel in Riverside Park around 1 p.m.
Witnesses told police they saw the squirrel suffering from a severe eye injury and bleeding as it ran away into a nearby yard.
The city's Animal Control Officer Emanuel Maciel was unable to locate the squirrel.