New York man cooks canine on grill; police try determine if was a dog or coyote
Charges may be filed in a case in which an animal was found being cooked on a makeshift grill, Rome police said.
Police responded Wednesday to a Third Street residence after there was a complaint about animal cruelty.
Officers spoke with the resident, who appeared to be cooking a canine carcass on a makeshift grill, police said.
The resident was cooperative with police and said the animal was a coyote, officials said.
Due to the condition of the animal, officers were unable to confirm whether it was a coyote or a domestic dog, police said.
Animal control officials were notified and responded to the scene. The animal was eventually taken to Cornell University to undergo testing in an attempt to confirm the species of the animal, officials said.
Charges are pending the result of university’s testing, police said.
Animal control officials researched records of lost dogs in the area for the previous year and found no domestic dogs matching the approximate size and weight of the animal, officials said.
The investigation is continuing.