January 19, 2017
The Pennsylvania SPCA is seeking the public's help finding the person or persons responsible for disposing of a live dachshund in a trash bag in Philadelphia's Summerdale neighborhood on Wednesday.
According to the Pennsylvania SPCA, the dog, an adult female who has since been named Frances after first lady Frances Cleveland, the first person to own a dachshund in the White House, was found on Wednesday morning by a good Samaritan on the 800 block of Pratt Street.
The person who found the dog took her to the Pennsylvania SPCA, where she is now being evaluated but appears in fair health.
This is the second time in the past couple of months that a dog was found alive and trapped in a trash bag in the area.
Around Thanksgiving, a separate good Samaritan found a pit bull terrier (pictured below) in a trash bag at Wissahickon Valley Park in Northwest Philadelphia and took it to the Pennsylvania SPCA.
The pit bull, named Cranberry by vet staff, was found malnourished at the time. She remains in the care of the Pennsylvania SPCA. That case remains unsolved.
The Pennsylvania SPCA has set up a donation site to cover the cost of care for both dogs, and anyone with potential information on either of the animals is asked to contact the Pennsylvania SPCA cruelty hotline at (866) 601-7722.