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Case ID: 18551
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: dog (pit-bull)
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Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011

County: Philadelphia

Disposition: Open
Case Images: 1 files available

Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!

Officers from the Pennsylvania SPCA made a gruesome find in the Kensington section of the city: a dead pit bull-mix puppy, wrapped in duct tape.

The officers were acting on an anonymous tip on Tuesday and found the 5-month old dog in a lot next to the Ascension of Our Lord Church and School on East Westmoreland Street.

A necropsy was performed on the dead dog. Results showed the animal had multiple health problems and suffered from a lack of medical care.

"This is a bizarre and extremely disturbing case of animal cruelty, and no animal should have to suffer this way," said George Bengal, director of humane law enforcement for the Pennsylvania SPCA.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to whoever is behind the act of animal cruelty.

Anyone with information can call the Pennsylvania SPCA's hot line at 1-866-601-SPCA (7722).

If you have information on this case, please contact:
Pennsylvania SPCA hot line
1-866-601-SPCA (7722)

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