DARBY, Pa. (CBS) – The Delaware County SPCA is looking for the person responsible for a shocking act of animal cruelty.
The organization says a friendly 8-10 month old male dog was found in Darby early Thursday morning with a shackle embedded in his lower neck.READ MORE: Police Investigating Quadruple Shooting In Southwest Philadelphia: Sources
The dog, named Trooper, was also severely emaciated – the SPCA says he weighs nearly half of what he should. He appears to be a mastiff or a Great Dane.READ MORE: Temple University Student Samuel Sean Collington Killed In Off-Campus Shooting In North Philadelphia
Trooper reportedly underwent emergency surgery to remove the shackle and reconstruct his neck. He’s currently recovering at the SPCA, which is accepting donations here for his care.
Anyone with information on the person responsible should contact Delco Humane Society Police Officer Ron Riggle at 610-566-1370 x 214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.MORE NEWS: 'The Whole World Is Going To See It': Art From Nebinger Elementary Students To Be Featured On National Christmas Tree
The Delco SPCA is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for harming Trooper.