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Case ID: 19188
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: dog (pit-bull)
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Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012

County: Atlantic

Disposition: Open
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Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!

The Atlantic County SPCA is searching for the owner of an abandoned pit bull that was found on the boarder of Pleasantville and Egg Harbor Township late Tuesday night in poor condition with its muzzle duct taped shut.

"Get help because obviously somebody that does this is an animal," said Kathy Kelsey, the Director of the Atlantic County Animal Shelter after the adult male Blue pit bull was brought to the shelter in poor condition.

"The dogs was emaciated, it had some pressure wounds, it also had duct tape wrapped around his mouth, so its mouth was shut and it couldn't eat and couldn't bark," Diane Yeager, the Cruelty Investigator with the Atlantic County SPCA.

Animal control transported the dog to the Atlantic County Animal shelter in Pleasantville for treatment where it joined a number of other abandoned pit bulls.

"We've seen dogs this week in really poor condition, compared to some of the other weeks throughout the year," said Kelsey. "For some reason we've just been inundated with dogs that have been victims of neglect, cruelty, or deliberate mistreatment."

The way they found the Blue pit was particularly disturbing according to Kelsey.

"Its disgusting, you empathize for the animal, then from my perspective I'm like what makes a person do that," Kelsey stated.

The Atlantic County SPCA is offering a $100 reward for anybody that can lead them to the person responsible for the dog.

In the meantime the dog will remain at the animal shelter for care until he finds a new home.

If you have information on this case, please contact:
Atlantic County SPCA
(609) 485-2345


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