The carcass was discovered in Putnam County at the Patterson "Park and Ride" lot on Route 311 on Thursday, Nov. 9 around 3:15 p.m., the Putnam County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced.
According to authorities, the carcass was found in grass a couple of feet away from handicapped spots at the lot. Arriving SPCA detectives and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation Police soon had a forensic veterinarian and a wildlife veterinarian analyze the carcass, which was found to in fact have been a coyote.
Although it is currently coyote hunting season, authorities warned that disposing of carcasses in such a manner is not legal.
"Disposing of an animal in this way rather than a proper legal manner, will necessitate the PC SPCA to respond and investigate a possible animal cruelty crime," the SPCA said.
Anyone with information regarding the dumping of the carcass is asked to call the SPCA at 845-520-6915.
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