PETITION TARGET: Beacon Falls, Connecticut Police
UPDATE (5/3/2023): Beacon Falls Police Department’s First Selectman Chris Bielik told Lady Freethinker he was “appalled, disgusted, and outraged” by the details of this case and sent a notification to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), which has its own enforcement division and police department to investigate cases such as this one. Unfortunately, despite multiple checks back, we were unable to obtain any additional information about the DEEP investigation from that agency. We thank everyone who signed our petition, and we’ll keep doing all we can for animals! —Lady Freethinker Staff
In a heartbreaking act of cruelty, someone tied four helpless baby squirrels’ tails together before leaving them for dead on the railroad tracks in Beacon Falls, Connecticut.
The terrified squirrels were found screaming in distress by a homeowner, who rushed them to the Kensington Animal and Bird Hospital in Berlin.
Someone had purposely knotted and braided the squirrels’ tails together, an examination and x-ray showed. The perpetrator tied the tails together two at a time, then joined all four of the squirrels, technician Anthony DiBella of the Kensington Animal and Bird Hospital explained to NBC Connecticut.
All of the tails were broken, and one was partially amputated as a result of this deliberate entanglement.
The traumatized squirrels are recovering but are afraid of human touch, according to DiBella. A licensed rehabilitator is caring for them, and will decide if and when they’ll be released back into the wild.
Whoever committed this disturbing crime must be identified and brought to justice before they harm any more animals.
Sign this petition urging the Beacon Falls police to conduct a thorough investigation and find the person responsible for this appalling animal abuse.