POWNAL — Vermont State Police cited Wayne Poirier, 31, of Bennington with 5 animal cruelty fees Sunday after he allegedly deserted his pets. They are saying the animals have been left behind when he fled the scene of his rolled-over RV motor house on Aug. 15.
News10 reports that troopers out of Shaftsbury investigated the scene at Washington Brook Street in Pownal at about 6 p.m. They stated they discovered an grownup Sphynx cat strolling within the roadway with a kitten that had been ejected laying on an embankment.
Troopers stated they discovered extra cats contained in the RV, totaling two adults and three Sphynx kittens left deserted within the accident. The cats seemed to be in good well being and have been launched to Pownal Animal Management.
On Wednesday, police arrested Poirier after their investigation decided him to be the driving force of the car and the proprietor of the cats. He was issued 5 felony citations for cruelty to animals and is scheduled to reappear in Bennington Superior Court docket on Oct. 25.