Woonsocket police search for answers in severe animal abuse case

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – Police in Woonsocket said they have hit a dead-end in their investigation regarding a severe case of animal abuse.

Authorities said on December 28, a six-month old Chihuahua was found on Elm Street with serious head trauma.  Woonsocket police said that they believe the dog’s injuries are consistent with a crime.

Due to her injuries, both of the animals eyes had to be removed.

The department extended their thanks to Tufts veterinary Medical Center for treating the chihuahua, who is now named Helen.  A member of the Tufts medical staff adopted Helen.

Woonsocket police ask anyone with information that could assist them in their investigation, to reach out.

Police ask that you contact Detective Breguet at sbreguet@woonsocketri.org or by phone at (401)-356-4759.

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