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Fall River man admits to dumping pet twice in two days, dog up for adoption



Photo courtesy of Stonington Police

A Fall River man has been charged with dumping a pet dog twice in a matter of days.

According to officials, a dog was located in the area of Lloyds Beach in Little Compton without an owner on Saturday, April 10th after a report came in for a loose dog.

Little Compton Police and West Place Animal Sanctuary determined that the owner of the Jack Russell Terrier, called Cosmo, was Corey Souza of Fall River.

According to police, the dog was brought back home.

The next day, a man discovered Cosmo loose in Mystic, Connecticut. Stonington Police contacted Little Compton Police concerning the discovery.

On Wednesday, Little Compton Police contacted Souza for him to come to the station for questioning. Police stated that Souza admitted to abandoning Cosmo on April 9th at Sakonnet Point in Little Compton in addition to abandoning him again in Mystic.

Police stated that Souza had no intention of picking up Cosmo because he was old and was peeing everywhere. Souza also did not want the pet to die at home due to the dog being old.

According to officials, Souza admitted to police that what he did was wrong.

Police charged Souza with a misdemeanor of abandonment of an animal and released him.

Cosmo was not returned home after the second incident and was left in Connecticut to be put up for adoption.

According to Stonington Police, Cosmo is currently available for adoption at a Massachusetts non-profit called Jacks Galore who takes in Jack Russell Terriers.

If you are interested in adopting Cosmo, click here.



  1. MortisMaximus

    April 17, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Cory Souza you are getting too old to deal with, so instead of letting you live out the rest of your life in peace we were thinking of dropping you off in Afghanistan. May what shriveled up heart you have left in your shrunken chest burn in hell forever. You are not a man but a low-life coward…

    • Jake Perry

      April 17, 2021 at 11:07 am

      Totally agree!


    April 18, 2021 at 5:32 am

    I agree with the first comment

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