PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Officials with the Pennsylvania SPCA are investigating the discovery of a dog that had been set on fire.
The gruesome discovery was made Tuesday at 33rd Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue in Fairmount Park.
According to PSPCA officials, a Humane Law Enforcement officer arrived on the scene and found what appears to be a male pit-bull type dog wrapped in a blanket and set on fire.
The dog’s body was brought back to the Pennsylvania SPCA’s headquarters where it will undergo a necropsy, an autopsy performed on an animal, to determine the exact cause of death.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Pennsylvania SPCA’s anti-cruelty hotline at 1-866-601-SPCA.