A German shepherd was beaten to death after escaping from his yard in Washington Township, Pennsylvania, and the local authorities are looking into possible charges. As reported by WTAE News, the three-year-old shepherd, Otto, escaped from home on Monday night – his family never saw him alive again.
His owner, Paul Zuro, told the news agency that his family searched for him on Monday evning, but he wasn’t discovered until the next morning. Otto was found dead in his own backyard…his face was “smashed in on one side” and there was a blood trail leading to another yard in the neighborhood.
The authorities were called to investigate and found rocks in the yard where the blood trail began. Zuro is heartbroken that his dog is dead, and that he suffered before dying. He told the news agency, “I would have felt better if the dog had gotten shot – he would have died, just immediately, but the dog suffered.”
The police have identified a suspect in the case and charges may be forthcoming.
(Screenshot of Otto via WTAE News)
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