COVENTRY, R.I. — Police recovered another emaciated pit bull Monday morning, two days after finding a dog in such bad condition that he had to be euthanized.
The second pit bull, a female, was found running loose on Nooseneck Hill Road by a South Carolina resident Saturday, the man who found her told police. The dog was in the man’s vehicle on Woodland Drive on Monday when authorities arrived, and Animal Control brought her to an animal hospital for treatment. Animal Control is caring for her at their shelter, the police said.
The dog was reportedly alone when she was found, police believe, but she is believed to be connected to a pit bull that was found in the Sherwood Valley Lane area Saturday night. The middle-aged male pit bull was in such bad condition that he had to be euthanized.
The South Carolina man that found the second dog has been ruled out as a suspect, the police said.
Authorities are trying to find any suspects in the case. The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case, while the nonprofit Handsome Dan’s Rescue has pledged another $500.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Coventry Police Department at (401) 826-1100 or email@example.com.
Published at Mon, 08 Oct 2018 23:02:11 +0000