Friday, 30 November 2018 22:22

Two men charged after dog was abused, killed in Aroostook County

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HOULTON - Two men from northern Maine are facing animal cruelty charges after an incident on Monday.

Houlton police officers responded to a residence at 52 School Street in Houlton for a disturbance call.

According to Houlton's police chief, responding officers determined a dog, specifically a husky, had been abused and killed.

After conducting several interviews and gathering evidence, police charged 27-year-old Kevin Cummings of Houlton with aggravated cruelty to animals.

27-year-old Brian Vrieze of Hodgdon is also facing an animal cruelty charge.

The incident is still under investigation.

Houlton's police chief says the department has "zero tolerance for this type of crime in the community."

Kayla Fish

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Kayla joined the ABC 7 & FOX 22 news team in May of 2017. She got into journalism because she loves talking with people, and she's incredibly grateful to share the stories of Mainers throughout the region.

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