Female pitbull found with mouth taped shut, stabbed and discarded in trash bag in city’s Olney neighborhood
Philadelphia, PA (March 3, 2016) – The Pennsylvania SPCA is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the death of a dog found with its mouth taped shut and stabbed on the 200 block of West Godfrey Avenue in the city’s Olney neighborhood.
The PSPCA is investigating the death of the dog, whose body was discovered by a Good Samaritan on Thursday evening. The dog’s body, found discarded in a trash bag, was recovered by PSPCA Humane Law Officers and taken to the organization’s Erie Avenue headquarters. It was discovered that the female pitbull had been stabbed multiple times, ultimately causing her death.
The female black pitbull was wearing a black collar and has identifying white marks on her nose, under her neck and across her chest. The PSPCA is calling on the help of the public to identify the dog in question, and to come forward with any and all information about the circumstances which lead to its death.
The PSPCA, which has a long history of protecting animals from abuse, is offering $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
“There is no question that the death of this dog was an intentional act of violence,” said Nicole Wilson, PSPCA Director of Humane Law Enforcement. “This case is particularly concerning because offenders of crimes against animals often commit acts of violence toward humans. We are pleading with anyone with information about the individual(s) who committed this horrific act to come forward.”
Anyone with information in this case should call the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Cruelty Hotline at (866) 601-SPCA. Tips can be left anonymously.
About the Pennsylvania SPCA
Since 1867, the Pennsylvania SPCA, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization headquartered at 350 East Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, has been dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and rescuing animals from abuse and neglect. The Pennsylvania SPCA’s lifesaving programs for animals include a low-cost veterinary clinic, low-cost spay and neuter services, pet adoption facilities, and the Pennsylvania SPCA Humane Law Enforcement Department. For more information about adopting, donating or volunteering, please call (215) 426.6300 or visit www.pspca.org.