By Kristen Johanson

UPPER DUBLIN, P.A., (CBS) — Upper Dublin Township police responded to Welsh Road and Blair Mill Road on Wednesday for a possible dead animal inside a metal crate, wrapped in plastic and duct tape.

When they got to the location, they found a dead dog inside, along with pieces of drywall lining the bottom of the crate.

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“With the help of the SPCA, we were able to determine that it was a pit-bull puppy about 6 months to 1-year of age. It was brindle coated and it was underweight,” said Detective Michael Gommer. “There was no need for this senseless act.”

Gommer says the female puppy died of suffocation, and had been left there for a few days. A security guard noticed the crate near the building where he worked.

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“We are currently seeking and analyzing surveillance video from the area, we are analyzing other evidence at the scene. Finger print evidence and DNA evidence and hopefully we will have answers soon,” he said.

Gommer says all the person had to do was drop the dog off at the police department.

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If anyone has any information about the dog, or remembers seeing a dog like that in the area, please call Upper Dublin Police at (215) 646-2100.