From the Times Newsweekly:
One resident relayed a story of a dead dog found with his paws tied together with duct tape in the bushes at Windmuller Park three weeks ago.
The officers responding to the incident allegedly left the animal in a garbage pail overnight for Parks Department officials to take care of.
“I don’t know if the cops called the ASPCA or not,” the resident noted. “It shouldn’t have been left overnight.”
While agreeing with residents that the cops should have disposed of the animal properly, Kavanagh noted that “we’re not going to stop the presses for a dead dog in the park.”
After an outcry from residents demanding further investigation, Toro told the crowd he would reach out to the local ASPCA chapter to see if any similar incidents have occurred.