Friday, January 2, 2009
MILLVILLE, NJ - January 2, 2009 - (WPVI) -- Police say three pit bulls were found dead in separate trash bags on New Year's Day.
A resident of Millville, New Jersey was walking his dogs off Glenside Road and made the discovery.
The dogs found are described as:
- One male pit bull, 6 mos to 1 year, light brown and white with flea collar
- One male pit bull, 6 mos to 1 year, light brown and white, ears white with brown spots
- One female pit bull, 6 mos to 1 year, brindle in color.
Investigators say all three were emaciated, had fresh wounds as well as scars consistent with fighting. Police say the dogs were also bruised.
Authorities go on to say they don't believe any dog fighting happened where the bodies were found, saying it appears to be dump site only.
Police add, the bodies may have come from the neighborhood on the east side of Sharp Street, where there have been many issues with pit bulls.
MILLVILLE -- Three dead pit bulls with wounds "consistent with dogfighting" were discovered Thursday off Glenside Road in Millville, Cumberland County SPCA Executive Director Bev Greco said Friday.
The SPCA is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for dumping the dogs, which were found in trash bags in a wooded area by a resident walking his own dogs.
The phone number of the Cumberland County SPCA is 856-691-1500. Tips can be anonymous.
The animals are believed to have been six months to one year old.
Two of the dogs were light brown and white and one was brindle in color.
Greco said all three were emaciated and had fresh wounds as well as scars consistent with fighting.
"The SPCA continues to deal with dogfighting all the time, every day," she said. "These dogs had absolutely been used for fighting."
Greco added that the site that the dogs were found appears to be a dump site only.
"There were no signs of fighting or trauma at the site. The dogs were found on the west side of Sharp Street back on the land owned by the Wawa," she said. "They may have come from the neighborhood on the east side of Sharp Street where there have been many issues with pit bulls."