By MARLO BARNHART
HANCOCK - A man claiming responsibility for two burned animal carcasses that were dumped Sunday night in front of a Stine Road home has contacted Maryland State Police and explained the circumstances behind the incident.
The owner of the smaller animal, now determined to be a cat, told Trooper 1st Class C.J. Barnard that a stray dog attacked his cat, disemboweling it.
"Afraid the dog might have rabies, the man told me he then shot the dog and the injured cat and tried to burn them," Barnard said Thursday.