Official: 11 Puppies Found Dead Skinned To The Bone

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MACUNGIE, Pa. (AP)Animal welfare workers say 11 puppies were found dead and skinned near an eastern Pennsylvania park.

The Lehigh County Humane Society says the dogs were discovered Friday near a park in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County.

The discovery is second disturbing incident in the county in less than a week. About 20 miles away in Lynn Township police say a dog was discovered skinned and cooked.

County humane society officials say testing will determine if the puppies were domestic or wild.

State police are investigating.

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An official from the Lehigh County Humane Society has confirmed that 11 puppies found dead near Lower Macungie Township Park on Friday were skinned to the bone.

Bruce Fritch of the Humane Society said the puppies were taken to the society’s shelter on Dixon Street in Allentown, and an investigation is under way.

The dogs were discovered around 4 p.m. Friday off Quarry Road.

Anyone with information can call state police atFogelsville at 610-395-1438.

While the investigation continues, a local dog-lovers group is organizing a reward in an attempt to help gather information and solve the case.

The Lehigh Valley Pitbull Awareness Club announced on its Facebook page Saturday that it is starting a reward fund.

“We have decided to help offer a reward in response to this disgusting discovery,” the club said on Facebook. “We have pledged $100 to start in hopes that others will join.”

The club’s co-founder, David Lee, said about $600 in pledges toward a reward had been made through Sunday afternoon. He said the majority of money is being pledged by individuals.

“People have just kind of joined in,” Lee said.

He said he’s been in contact with state police and will verify with investigators who provides information leading to an arrest. The club, not police, will handle the reward.

Anyone interested in pledging money toward the reward can contact the Lehigh Valley Pitbull Awareness Club at 484-764-7779lvpitbullclub@gmail.com or through the club’s Facebook page.

The discovery in Lower Macungie came less than a week after a similar discovery in Lynn Township.

On Nov. 19, state police at Fogelsville said an animal found along Route 863 just south of Allamengel Road appeared to have been skinned and cooked. It had its feet cut off and a rope tied around the right rear leg.

The Lehigh County Humane Society said forensic tests would determine if the animal was a dog or wildlife.

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Dog with Broken Leg Chained and Abandoned

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“We live in a very malicious world, where certain people have no feelings or morals whatsoever, towards animals…either pets or wildlife! So we must be forever vigilant & help police in whatever way we can, to catch these bastards! It falls upon us, the animal warriors, advocates, animal rights etc. to be the eye’s & ears  regards animal abuse; we must tell the police any news, which may catch these inhumane sicko’s. No matter how trivial you might think your news may be, please tell those in authority, it could lead to an arrest”

“At the end of the day, I cry tears in the hopes that these posts will help get the news out & catch those that abuse…I don’t do it for the good of my health, because its so breathtakingly sad; I do it because I love animals, big & small,  I hate those that inflict pain upon these sentient beings, they need to be punished, big time, & I aim to help in whatever way I can!!”

An abused young pit bull with a broken leg found in Lower Saucon Township has a new name – Anchor – because he was found tied to a boat trailer with a chain so heavy he couldn’t lift his head.

A resident of a Kohler Drive apartment complex found the dog and called police Tuesday morning.Police are searching for the dog’s owner.

Anchor the dog was left with a broken back leg tied to a boat trailer in Lower Saucon.

The dog was taken to the Center for Animal Health and Welfare, a non-profit, no-kill shelter in Williams Township. The center welcomes donations to help pay for Anchor’s surgery and care. 

Anyone with information about the dog is asked to call Cpl. Tim Connell of Lower Saucon Police at 610-330-2200.

This is just the latest of several animal cruelty cases in the Lehigh Valley this summer.

Related Topics: Animal Cruelty and Pit Bull

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