FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Authorities in Fort Lauderdale are investigating a case of animal abuse.
According to police, officers were alerted to a dead pit bull in the 1100 block of Northwest Fourth Avenue, in Fort Lauderdale’s South Middle River neighborhood, on Sept. 24.
When they arrived, officers said they found a deceased dog, a white tarp and a metal dog crate that was filled with feces and vomit.
According to police, the tan and white pit-bull puppy was approximately 2-3 months old and appeared to be “severely malnourished” with a possible injury to one of its front legs.
Detectives said they believe the dog was left on the side of the road between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. by an unknown suspect, and that the puppy was alive when it was left there.
“We were just wondering who would do that to a dog and leave them out like that,” said Tony Jones, who lives near where the dog was left. “Whoever it is, that’s a terrible person.”
Anyone with information or who thinks they recognize the dog is urged to call Fort Lauderdale Police Detective Ralph Bouyett at 954-828-5639 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.