Dog Set on Fire Dies From Injuries

The Pennsylvania SPCA is offering a $1000 award for anyone with information on the crime.

Investigators are searching for the person or people responsible for the death of a dog by setting her on fire.

On Sunday, a young female pit bull named Chloe was discovered on the 700 block of Gray Street, covered in severe burns, according to the SPCA.

Investigators say she was initially brought to ACCT Philly, the city’s animal control shelter. Due to the severity of her injuries however she was soon transferred to the Pennsylvania SPCA as a case of animal cruelty.

Investigators say the dog appeared to have been doused with an accelerant and set on fire. She suffered extreme burns on her entire body. Veterinarians at the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Shelter Hospital evaluated Chloe and gave her pain medications as well as initial treatment of the burns. The dog was then transferred to rescue for intensive care but later died from her injuries, according to the SPCA.

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The Pennsylvania SPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement Department is currently investigating. Investigators say they already located the dog’s owner and believe Chloe lived near the location where she was discovered. Investigators also believe there are multiple witnesses who have information on the people or person responsible. The Pennsylvania SPCA is offering a $1000 award for anyone with information on the crime.

Please call the Pennsylvania SPCA at 1-866-601-SPCA if you have any information.

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