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 sdcrimestoppers.org 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 sdhumane.org. 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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