Philly cop accused of dumping emaciated dog into trash

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In a very disturbing incident, a Philadelphia police officer has been arrested for allegedly dumping an emaciated dog stuffed in a trash bag at a local park last November. According to the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Philly cop Michael Long, 33, was arrested on Thursday; the officer has been with the police force in the 18th District for 11 years. Long has been suspended for 30 days with the intent to dismiss

According to CbsLocalNews, Long dumped the three-year-old pit bull in Wissahickon Valley Park. He has been charged with one count of possession of an instrument of crime and one summary charge of animal cruelty.

On November 23, a woman had been walking with her own dog when she spotted an emaciated dog wrapped in a sheet and in a garbage bag with her head sticking out. The Good Samaritan contacted the SPCA. The dog dubbed Cranberry (because she was found near Thanksgiving) was brought to the shelter to receive veterinarian care.

“The dog had been micro-chipped, which led us to Mr. Long,” stated Pennsylvania SPCA Director of Humane Law Enforcement Nicole Wilson. “We found what we believe is the matching sheet in Mr. Long’s possession.”

When rescued, Cranberry was nothing but skin and bones and barely alive. She was administered life saving intravenous fluids and nutrients to save her life. Cranberry has since made a full recovery and has been adopted; she is living a great new life:

“She is currently living in a home in Malvern soaking up life as a couch potato very happy and most of her updated pictures come back exhausted by how happy she is,” stated Nicole.

Long’s arrest culminates an intensive investigation conducted by the Philadelphia Police Internal Affairs Unit. Hopefully Cranberry will get some justice. Sometimes, investigators just have to follow the evidence – no matter who might be involved.

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19 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    It took them long enough to bring charges! He was a police officer for pete’s sake! Don’t tell me he didn’t know this was wrong. Where are they getting these idiots for our police departments who are supposed to protect and serve? It’s hard to believe he had been on the force for 11 years and no body saw something NOT right with him! So glad Cranberry has found a loving home, now throw the book at this POS who did this to his dog!

  2. maxiemom says:

    Filthy scumbag!! Whenever a cop breaks the law he or she needs to be held to a higher standard with EXTRA time added. Lock this POS up and throw away the key, with a diet of bread and water for life.

  3. Kathleen Drude says:

    There you go a cop! What the hell is wrong with this asshole? You dont throw away a baby like that! I’m hoping none of this will come out when it’s time for her to get adopted. Sometimes the nightmares they have can be very traumatic! He’s going to need a lot of love to get over the things that were done to him by this thing

  4. Diana Bradshaw says:


  5. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    That bastard needs to be thrown in a jail cell and not fed for as long as he didn’t feed this poor baby.

  6. Helen says:

    What scumbag! No doubt poor Cranberry was being starved. If he does jail time I hope there are animal lovers among the inmates who will punish him for his heinous acts.

  7. ellen cottone says:

    You Are A Bad Police officer!
    Bad Boy!
    Bad, Bad Officer!
    Now get in your metal barred crate,
    You bad, bad boy you.
    And think about what you could have done differently.

  8. Red says:

    Hopefully this animal abuser will be fired, LOCKED up for a minimum of 10 years, fined a minimum of $100,000 and banned from ever owning or living in a home with a dog. He deserves absolutely NOTHING LESS!!! I can not believe a police officer having such little regard for a breathing life A** HOLE!!


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