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Freetown woman charged with 13 counts of animal cruelty after dogs found dead, 27 animals taken

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The Black Lab taken from the home was one of the severely underweight dogs who was lucky to survive (credit MSPCA-Angell).JPG

A woman has been charged after dogs were found dead at her residence.

As a result of a law enforcement investigation that was led by the MSPCA-Angell law enforcement department and the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, 27 animals—18 goats and nine dogs—are now in the custody of the MSPCA’s Adoption Centers after they were surrendered on Jan. 9 from a Bristol County home.

Three dogs were found dead at the scene on Howland Road in the Assonet section of Freetown. The owner of the animals, Miranda Rosyski, 21, will be arraigned on 13 counts of animal cruelty at Fall River District Court on March 3.


BEFORE – Most of the surviving dogs were emaciated and have had to be slowly nursed back to health (credit MSPCA-Angell).jpg

“The allegations in this case are disturbing. We appreciate the efforts of the MSPCA’s Law Enforcement Department in contacting us and working with us to fully investigate this very serious matter,” said District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III.

The surviving animals, all under-nourished, have been placed on specialized re-feeding programs, and two of the dogs are being treated for heartworm, according to the MSPCA.


AFTER – 27 animals were removed from the Freetown Mass. property, including 18 goats and nine dogs (credit MSPCA-Angell)

Six of the dogs—comprised of Redbone Coonhounds, Standard Poodles and one Black Labrador—were well enough to be placed, and have since been adopted into new homes. Three dogs remain in the care of the MSPCA, two of which are being treated for heartworm.

Would-be adopters are encouraged to visit the MSPCA’s Nevins Farm Adoption Center in Methuen to inquire about and meet the remaining dogs, all female Redbone Coonhounds: four-year-old Fancy, Bella, aged seven and Peyton, aged three. Hours and directions can be found at mspca.org.

The goats, described as Nigerian Dwarfs, are recovering at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen. Three goats died shortly after arriving at Nevins Farm, despite efforts by staff and volunteers to assist in their recovery. Fifteen are now available for adoption—including four who are pregnant.

“We are focusing our energies on restoring the health of the surviving animals; we believe they will make wonderful pets, and we hope adopters will visit us this week to meet them in person,” said Mike Keiley, director of adoption centers and programs at the MSPCA-Angell.

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Carolyn Irene Frye

    February 12, 2020 at 10:49 am

    poor babies,,,lock the crazy b**** up…bread and water.

  2. DIANNE HEIST

    February 12, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Please where is this l am not far away !! l can help!

  3. Cecelia Hennessey

    February 12, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    It’s so hard for me to believe people can do this to helpless animals. This young woman should never be allowed to own an animal again. She should be prosecuted and let her starve in jail and let the prisoners take care of her. Most people like animals and if they don’t they shouldn’t have any. She may be mentally ill and if so she should not have been allowed to have an animal under any circumstances. These animals suffered and some died of starvation and neglect. How awful! The ones that are living will be nursed back to health and hopefully have good homes waiting for them.

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