Officers from the Pennsylvania SPCA made a gruesome find in the Kensington section of the city: a dead pit bull-mix puppy, wrapped in duct tape.
The officers were acting on an anonymous tip on Tuesday and found the 5-month old dog in a lot next to the Ascension of Our Lord Church and School on East Westmoreland Street.
A necropsy was performed on the dead dog. Results showed the animal had multiple health problems and suffered from a lack of medical care.
“This is a bizarre and extremely disturbing case of animal cruelty, and no animal should have to suffer this way,” said George Bengal, director of humane law enforcement for the Pennsylvania SPCA.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to whoever is behind the act of animal cruelty.
Anyone with information can call the Pennsylvania SPCA's hot line at 1-866-601-SPCA (7722).