“To whomever did this, you are a heartless, pathetic, malevolent, iniquitous, libidinous, putrid, nefarious, reprobate…put simply…a reject of the human race!! You may think you have got away with this but….but I believe in Karma…& we are all out to catch YOU!!”
Investigators are searching for the person or people responsible for setting a dog on fire and leaving the animal to die.
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.
“This is an extreme case of animal abuse,” said Lisa Germanis, V.M.D, head veterinarian at the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Shelter Hospital. “At this point, the next couple of days will be critical as to whether the dog is able to survive the injuries it endured.”
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 $500 award for anyone with information on the crime.
Please call the Pennsylvania SPCA at 1-866-601-SPCA if you have any information.