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March 03, 2017

PSPCA offers reward in death of dog found with mouth taped shut, stab wounds

$5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest

The Pennsylvania SPCA is looking to find the person or persons responsible for a deceased dog found discarded in a trash bag with its mouth taped shut and multiple stab wounds on Thursday evening.

A $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction is being offered, the PSPCA said in a statement detailing what it called an “intentional act of violence.”

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According to the report, the dog’s body was discovered by a good Samaritan on the 200 block of West Godfrey Avenue in the city’s Olney neighborhood.

PSPCA officers were called to the scene, where they determined the dog was a female black pit bull with a black collar and identifying white marks on her nose, under her neck and across her chest.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Cruelty Hotline at (866) 601-SPCA. Tips can be left anonymously.