Violations of animal ordinances result in 24 tickets

Staff writer

A report by a concerned citizen to Peabody police about possible cruelty to animals has resulted in a string of allegations against two unidentified individuals.

Peabody Police Chief Bruce Burke said the two were each ticketed for 12 alleged violations of city ordinances involving four dogs. They were cited for alleged cruelty to animals, no city tags, no tag license fee, no vaccinations, no adherence to minimum health standards, and no kennel license.

Burke refused to disclose the names of the people involved.

“This is an active investigation,” he said. “It was an emergency situation concerning the animals. We followed the city ordinance and protocol and removed them to the city pound for the required number of days. Then they’ll be transferred to a veterinary facility.

Last modified Aug. 3, 2016