Dog Bodies Found Dumped In Pennsylvania Park

Warning: This story may disturb some readers.

The bodies of four dead pit bulls have been found in Fairmont Park over the past six weeks.

Pennsylvania SPCA investigators suspect people in illegal dog fighting operations are dumping the dogs. The animal organization has posted a $500 reward for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the dog dumping.

“We’re trying to get the word out there so that people don’t just see them and call sanitation or do nothing,” said Mike Mansfield, the PSPCA’s director of investigation. “We need to know about it so that we can get some evidence off the scene.”

In early August, a park goer discovered two dog bodies laying off a path in the park. Then in September, a dog-walker found fresh blood in the park. The person investigated and found two pit-bull bodies in garbage bags on a bike path.

One of the bodies had severe facial injuries. Also, several bullet casings were found near the bodies, which Mansfield said that indicated the dogs were probably killed where their bodies were dumped.

PSPCA investigators do not think the dog fights were held at the park, but instead the dogs have been dumped at the park after they have been injured or killed in a dog fight.

The Philadelphia police and park rangers are helping PSPCA investigators with the case.

“Dogfighting is a heinous crime and it is our intention to have those responsible prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said the PSPCA’a chief executive, Howard Nelson. “We need the public to help us with this case before more innocent dogs are harmed or killed.”

Source: Philadelphia Daily News

(Thanks Irene)

4 Responses to “Dog Bodies Found Dumped In Pennsylvania Park”

  1. GadgetGadget.info - Gadgets on the web » Dog Bodies Found Dumped In Pennsylvania Park says:

    […] dzawacki@wisc.edu wrote an interesting post today!.Here’s a quick excerptIn early August, a park goer discovered two dog bodies laying off a path in the park. Then in September, a dog-walker found fresh blood in the park. The person investigated and found two pit-bull bodies in garbage bags on a bike path. … […]

  2. nora says:

    These are incidents of Dog fighters obviously killing and or dumping dead and dying freshly fought dogs in the attempt to not leave any evidence on their own property. These incidents will of course increase now that many Dog fighters will be arrested and charged because of the evidence found on their properties. The law must find a way to still proscecute without finding dead dogs on someones property, because these worthless scumbags will find a way around the laws and continue to torture and kill poor animals in any way they can.

  3. Kristy says:

    And Whoopie thought this only “happens in the south”.
    –Kristy

  4. Lynn says:

    Somebody had better pass some laws to the effect that anyone observed to be abusing, burying, or trashing a pet [excepting a veterinary hospital or animal shelter], dead or alive, will be shot on sight.

    I’m beginning to think that’s the only way these dispicable cretins will get the message.


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