Decapitated Animal Remains Found Again in New Canaan

A fourth case of animal cruelty has residents in the quiet town of New Canaan concerned. This time police found a headless rabbit.

"It's a little bit of a horror story," said Betsy Fusek of New Canaan.

The horrific sight of a  decapitated rabbit was found on the front lawn of a home under construction on Pepper Lane, right across the street from Fusek's house.

"I hope they're found rather quickly because I don't want any more animals hurt because that's why we all live in New Canaan, because of the wildlife," said Fusek.

Police are trying to figure out who's behind these cases of animal abuse before they can work on a motive. Right now, police said all signs are that this is the work of a human.

"This was too clean of a cut with these animals," Fusek said. "There would have been a lot of blood around if it was an animal doing this so I think they're very suspicious that it's someone doing this."

"This is not something that should be treated lightly. It's not something that's humorous. It goes beyond a teenage prank," said Stephen Wells.

The first incident happened in mid October when the head of the cat was discovered at the end of a Laurel Road driveway. Days later it was a bird's head on the back patio of an Autumn Lane home.

"If we had just one episode or if it was limited to a particular kind of thing but the fact that you're talking about domesticated animals as well as wild animals," added Wells, who lives on the same cul-de-sac where the rabbit was found.

"The other issue is whether the animal is rabid or how this came about so it can be very risky business so you certainly don't want your dog or your pet coming up to your front door with something in its mouth."

Police think these cases are related and are urging residents not to leave their animals outside unattended.

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