The Pennsylvania SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for killing six dogs.
According to Sunday's CBS Philly News, the dogs, described only as "adults," had been bagged and discarded along train tracks in South Philadelphia.
The PSPCA was alerted to the disturbing discovery by workers who were inspecting railroad tracks near 26th Street and Washington Avenue, back on Jan. 30.
It is surmised that the dogs were discarded in the black trash bags within 24 hours of their death.
According to George Bengal, Director of Humane Law Enforcement at the Pennsylvania SPCA:
“Until we have more details, we don’t want to speculate on the cause of the death,”
“But we do know that these animals did not die of natural causes. We urge anyone with information about how these dogs died or who placed them in that area to contact us.”
Injuries on the dogs' bodies suggest that they may have been utilized by dog fighters.
Anyone with information in this case should call the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Anti-Cruelty hotline at 1-866-601-SPCA. Callers may remain anonymous.
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