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Humane Society Investigates After Horribly Neglected Dog Found Abandoned In Crate

Escondido, CA – The San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement team has launched an investigation into the abandonment of a severely neglected Yorkshire terrier mix who was left in a crate near Mayflower Dog Park in Escondido in late March.

According to a news release from the agency, the seven-year-old dog was “near death” when he was discovered on March 28. The release states that the dog was missing hair, had thick, crusty skin, and he was malnourished.

Tragically, the dog’s condition was too severe for him to be saved. The agency said:

The dog was immediately taken to San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus, where the organization’s veterinary team named him Champ and tried their hardest to relieve his pain and suffering. After a grueling week of care, and despite their best efforts, the medical team was unable to save him and was left with no option but to perform the heartbreaking act of humane euthanasia.

Lt. Regina Price with San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement said:

“We’re less than half a mile from the park where this dog, who was already suffering, was placed to endure an extremely cold night without shelter. If anyone knows anything at all, or think they recognize this dog, please reach out to us. We want to find who’s responsible for this.”

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case. If anyone has information, leads can be reported through an anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.
Anyone who needs help caring for their pets can contact San Diego Humane Society for assistance. For more information, visit If you suspect animal cruelty or neglect in your neighborhood, please report it to San Diego Humane Society by calling 619-299-7012 (press 1 to report animal abuse).

(Images via San Diego Humane Society)

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  1. This is absolutely heartbreaking to see. How the hell can people treat and neglect an animal like this. If this little dog had been cared for it probably had another 5-6 years of life and to have it end prematurely like this because of the irresponsibility and lack of compassion of its “owners” is sad commentary on the dark side of us as human beings.. Sad and tragic end for this little guy. Hope the same for the owners.

  2. wow, depraved people just continue to amaze me. the level of their sick minds know no end. what a shame this is and just imagine how long this poor dog suffered. rip champ hopefully whoever did this will not .

  3. So sorry and sad for you Champ. It is heartbreaking to see how you’ve obviously been mistreated and no love or compassion shown to you. Your human apparently did not have the dignity to get you to a facility for care you deserved. R.I.P. Champ and run free across the Rainbow Bridge because you truly are a champion. :'(



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