A life cruelly snuffed out, and then discarded like unwanted trash, was discovered on Thursday in a garbage can in Pennsylvania’s Lower Swatara Township. The dog, a pit bull whose ears were cut off, is believed to be the victim of dog-fighting, reported Friday’s Press and Journal.
Whoever dumped the dead dog wrapped him up in a colorful blanket before throwing his body into the trash near a wooded area off Richardson Road, near the Hollywood Motel and the Penn Harris Gun Club. Lower Swatara police Detective Robert Appleby commented on the sad discovery, “It’s a heartbreaking thing to see, an animal that has suffered in that manner.”
This dog’s life did not matter – aside from the potential for dirty money by the individuals who decided to throw him into the ugly world of dog-fighting. The authorities are hoping for a break in the case. The dog is described as a black pit bull, with no ears. He weighed between 50-60 pounds and had a bit of white on his paws and chest – when he was found, his body was covered in scratches and bite wounds.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to report it to 717-558-6900 (tips can be left anonymously).
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