A pit bull puppy, discovered in a trash bag earlier this week in Syracuse, N.Y., likely suffered for the majority of his short life, reported Thursday's Syracuse.com.
The approximately six-month-old puppy had been wrapped in a sweatshirt and stuffed into a trash bag before being discarded like unwanted garbage on Onondaga Creek Boulevard. The disturbing discovery was made by a pedestrian, who then contacted the authorities.
Today, the Central New York SPCA is investigating the case, hoping to determine who is responsible for the pup's neglect, and untimely, apparently cruel death.
The puppy's body was examined by a veterinarian, who stated that the pup had likely suffered from neglect his entire, short life. The puppy was emaciated, weighing half of what a normal, healthy puppy of his age should weigh, and his body was flea-infested.
The veterinary exam revealed that, by the time the puppy's body was found, he had likely been dead for 48 hours.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the CNY SPCA at (315) 454-3469.
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