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Anacortes Poice report they have investigated an online posting which alleges that police have failed to investigate alleged animal mutilations here.

This morning I received several enquiries regarding a story growing on the Internet involving the Anacortes Police Department. In researching the story, it appears that a single individual has reported via Facebook that he is aware of several animal mutilations that allegedly occurred in the area of 14th Street and K Ave in Anacortes. His Facebook posts state that the Police Department has failed to investigate the matter.

Our staff has researched this matter and it is apparent that this individual has never reported anything to the Anacortes Police Department concerning animals being injured or killed anywhere in the city.

Further, in checking the reports of injured or deceased animals that actually have been reported in that neighborhood over the past two years, there are only two complaints. Both complaints were investigated by the city's Animal Control Officer, and in both cases the physical evidence made it clear that other animals were responsible, not people.

At this time, there does not appear to be any foundation to the claim that someone is purposely injuring or killing animals anywhere in the city. If this gentlemen has actual information to report to the Police Department I would invite him to contact us so that we can work together.

Captain L. D'Amelio, Anacortes Police

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