The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) would like to commend the hard work and commitment of the Everett Police Department which led to the conviction of a Peabody man who was accused of killing his girlfriend’s dog in 2018.
The one-day trial at Malden District Court recently concluded, with 31-year-old Steven Severino being found guilty and sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Severino denied killing the dog, telling police that “Coco” escaped and he later found the dog in front of an apartment building collapsed.
During trial this story was proven false by the introduction of surveillance video that showed Severino’s involvement in the dog’s death.
ARL Law Enforcement provided support to Everett Police throughout the investigation, as well as necropsy and cremation services for Coco.
Providing Expertise and Support
ARL Law Enforcement works with local, state and federal agencies to investigate animal abuse, cruelty and neglect.
In 2018, ARL investigated cruelty and neglect cases involving nearly 3,000 animals, resulting in 56 prosecutions.
We cannot do this work alone. ARL receives no government grants or public funding and relies on individuals like you to support this important work.
Donate today and help ARL continue to confront animal cruelty, abuse and neglect.