It is only rarely that I am able to provide substantial follow-up for the countless bovine news that I share here, mostly because people are fleetingly interested in the goings-on in the cattle world, even if they condescend to report it. That is why I am grateful to the Bridgeport’s Connecticut Post for staying on top of the slaying of Angel the Cow. Back in January, Angel and her Holstein companion were attacked in a drive by that left the Holstein hurt and Angel so badly wounded that she was euthanized. Now, it seems, the culprits have been caught:
State Police have arrested two men and are looking for a third in connection with the shooting of two cows at a North Stonington farm.
Troopers charged 18-year-old Max Urso of North Stonington on Tuesday with cruelty to animals and other crimes. Twenty-year-old Henry Williamson of Stonington was charged with hindering prosecution and making a false statement to authorities.
State police say they’re also seeking 23-year-old Todd Caswell of North Stonington on animal cruelty and other charges.
According to Connecticut General Assembly website, it is “an unclassified felony to maliciously and intentionally maim, mutilate, torture, wound, or kill an animal” punishable by five years in prison, a $5,000 fine, or both.
If they’ll keep reporting on it, I’ll keep sharing updates.