Skeletal dogs on the brink of death dumped at park

Reward of $6,200 for information on emaciated dogs found in Darby

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In Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, a $6,2oo reward has been offered by the Humane Society of the United States ($5,000) and Justice Rescue for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible party. Just days ago, a passerby discovered two severely injured and emaciated dogs in Penn Pines Park located at Hilldale and Providence Roads.

The abandoned dogs, which police believed were the victims of dog fighting, were covered in scars as well as fresh bite marks. According to Justice Rescue founder Russ Harper, he considered this one of the cruelest cases of animal cruelty he had ever seen. When discovered, one of the dogs could not stand – and only move her head; the other dog had fresh bite wounds on her neck.

“They were almost dead,” Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood stated. “And whoever dumped them threw them out, then threw dog food next to them. It was like adding insult to injury.”

Chitwood referred to the unknown abusers as “dirtballs.” The dogs dubbed Gracie and Layla have a heartwarming and tender bond. As Harper stayed with the dogs, and Gracie’s temperature finally rose, she cried out in pain.

“It was the most horrible sound you could ever hear,” Harper said. “And then the other dog came over and just put her head on her.”

As to the progress of the dogs’ health, the organization posted the following update on their Facebook page:

“Both are still critical but Layla is barking more and moving around. All she wants is love. Such a sweet girl. She has a long road to go. It’s sad how she expects to be abused until you show her love. Gracie is still very very critical. You can see the stress and pain in her eyes. Very sad.  

Anyone with information is asked to call the Upper Darby police at 610.734.7693.

Photos of Gracie and Layla and reward of $6,200 via Facebook Justice Rescue)

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Dog fighting survivors

Posted by Justice Rescue on Thursday, September 7, 2017



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9 replies
  1. Debbie says:

    Praying for these precious girls and that you find & prosecute who is behind this and if there are more dogs, which I’m sure there are, save them. Thank you for all you do.

  2. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    So Sad. I hope you can find who did this and Punish them to the fullest!!! This is just HORRENDOUS!!!! I hope those two babies have the strength to survive!!! They deserve so much more!!!

  3. Daniel Clarkson says:

    I hope that Gracie and Layla live to learn that not all humans are so callous. As for the former owner, I hope that they are found and are quickly sent out of this life with the same amount of mercy that they showed to these 2 poor dogs.

  4. Cynthia Como says:

    Once again a story so utterly heartbreaking and cruel that I struggle to find words to voice my outrage and heartache for Lola and Gracie! All I can do is wipe my tears and PRAY!!! The one thing that I’m so very grateful for is being made aware of this Rescue and these two awesome founders! They are the definition and a stellar example of what a real man is! I’m praying and praying HARD for Gracie and Lola❤️ GOD BLESS GRACIE AND LOLA❤️ GOD BLESS JUSTICE RESCUE,RUSS HARPER AND CRASH❤️ THEY ARE RIGHT ON THE MONEY…..IF WE WANT TO EVOKE CHANGE IN STRICTER LAWS AND MANDATORY HARSH PUNISHMENT FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY AND ABUSE WE MUST BAND TOGEATHER AS ONE HUGE FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH!!!! LOVE LOVE THIS VIDEO AND JUSTICE RESCUE❤️


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