SOUTHAMPTON TWP., N.J. (WPVI) --Two boys, both under age 10, have been charged with killing and mutilating a neighbor's pet rabbit and discarding it in a creek in Burlington County.
It happened on May 21st at a home in the Mobile Estates development located along Route 206 in Southampton Township.
The Burlington County Humane Police say an officer arrived to find a rabbit hutch damaged and a pet lop-eared rabbit missing.
The rabbit's mutilated body was found in a nearby creek.
Humane Police Sergeant Joshua Long investigated and determined that two boys who live in area, both under the age of 10, were responsible.
Summonses were issued charging both with animal cruelty.
New Jersey State Police are also investigating.
The boys' names have not been released due to their ages.
A court hearing has been set for June 24th.