6 Pitbulls Found Dead on South Philly Railroad Tracks

The Pennsylvania SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person (s) responsible for the deaths of six dogs found stuffed in garbage bags in South Philadelphia

By Danielle Johnson
|  Sunday, Feb 10, 2013  |  Updated 4:03 PM EDT
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6 Pitbulls Found Dead on South Philly Railroad Tracks

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The Pennsylvania SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person (s) responsible for the deaths of six dogs found stuffed in garbage bags in South Philadelphia.

The remains of six male pitbull dogs were found in several trash bags along the railroad tracks near 26th Street and Washington Avenue by workers making a routine inspection on Jan. 30. Investigators say the dog had extensive injuries and wounds.  The animals appeared to have died within 24 hours of being discovered, according to George Bengal, Director of Humane Law Enforcement.

“Until we have more details, we don’t want to speculate on the cause of the death,” said Bengal. “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.”

Anyone with information in this case should call the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Anti-Cruelty hotline at (866) 601-SPCA.

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