Ravenna police and the Portage County Animal Protective league are looking for information about who may have tortured and killed a dog in a Ravenna parking lot.
Ravenna police received a call about a dead dog the evening of Tuesday, March 5 and called the Portage APL to the scene.
Portage APL executive director, Chalan Lowry was sickened by the crime.
“No matter how much abuse you see, you are still nauseated, sad and angry at acts like this. The people who do things like this live among us, and may have children or other pets. It makes me sick!" said Lowry.
Ravenna Police Lieutenant Richard Bennet was not convinced it was a case of cruelty, but the Portage APL said all the evidence points to the contrary.
The APL says the female pit bull had been strangled and tortured, then left in the grass lot behind the Italian Club at the corner of South Chestnut Street and Hazen Avenue. The APL is not releasing photographs, because they are so graphic. The dog had a TV cable embedded in her neck and cable wrapped all around her body. A rope was hanging out of her mouth and officials said that based on her injuries, she had also been dragged by a vehicle.
"An APL humane officer named (the dog) Mercy, which is what she deserved but did not receive," Lowry said in a news release.
The dog was a brown female pit bull approximately 2 years old who had given birth to at least one litter of puppies.
If you have any information about this crime, please call the Portage APL at (330) 296-4022 ext. 102. (You may remain anonymous).
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