COVENTRY, RI — A Warwick man is facing 20 counts of animal cruelty and mistreatment after animals were found in “deplorable” conditions on his Coventry farm, according to police. David Pancarowicz, 61, turned himself into police on Thursday.
On Wednesday, police searched the Twin Brook Lane property along with the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and members of the state veterinarian’s office. There, they found several animals living in squalor, without access to enough food or water. Several were severely underweight, police said. In total, officials evacuated five cows, including two calves, four goats, one