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November 23, 2016

Dog found crammed in trash bag at Wissahickon Valley Park

Investigation Animal Cruelty
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Cranberry was found stuffed in a trash bag at Wissahickon Valley Park on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

The Pennsylvania SPCA is hoping to rehabilitate an abused pit pull who was found stuffed in a plastic trash bag Tuesday afternoon at Philadelphia's Wissahickon Valley Park. 

Barbara Adams took her puppy Samson out for a walk at the park Tuesday when she noticed her dog preoccupied by a trash bag beneath the McCallum Street Bridge.

“I turned around and my dog was sniffing at this black plastic bag and when I looked closer there was a dog’s head sticking out of it," Adams told PSPCA. "She was looking at me with very, very sad eyes. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! What do I do?”

Adams placed a call to PSPCA's Humane Law Enforcement Team, which sent out two officers to investigate the scene.

The female dog, affectionately named Cranberry, was transported back to the PSCPA shelter in an emaciated state. She's listed in guarded condition.

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Cranberry recovers at PSPCA shelter.

“In these cases, it’s the first 48 hours, first few days that are the most important to ensure that the animal survives,” said Nicole Wilson, Director of PSPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement. “Our goal is to make sure that not only does the animal survive but that we find who’s responsible for this horrific act of cruelty.”

PSPCA has set up a donation page for the public to help with Cranberry's recovery.

Anyone with information about individual responsible for dumping Cranberry is asked to call the PSPCA's cruelty hotline at 866-601-7722.

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