Organization’s Law Enforcement Dept. and Bristol County District Attorney’s Office File 13 Counts of Felony Animal Cruelty
BOSTON, Feb. 12, 2020 – 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, Mass. 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.
“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.
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.