Pit Bulls With Dog Fighting Injuries Found in D.C. - NBC4 Washington

Pit Bulls With Dog Fighting Injuries Found in D.C.



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    The Washington Humane Society is investigating several recent cases of animal abuse and injury in Southeast D.C.

    Wednesday WHS was told a white and brown female pit bull was bitten in the face several times and left lying on the ground in the 4300 block of Gorman Terrace in SE. The dog suffered injuries to its face, chest and front legs that were consistent with having been in a fight with another dog, according to WHS. The pit bull was transported to a emergency veterinary hospital, where she was euthanized due to her wounds.

    Just after midnight Thursday, WHS was notified a severely injured male pit bull was found in the grass in front of a home in the 600 block of 46th Street SE. Responding officers did not initially see the dog, but later found him in the back of the home, suffering from critical injuries. He had numerous bite wounds over his entire body and three cuts to his throat.

    The same day, a deceased cat with severe blunt force trauma to the face and jaw was found in the same block.

    “Given the proximity and similarity of the injuries sustained by the animals affected by these severe acts of cruelty, we believe these incidents may be connected but at this time, are still seeking information to confirm," WHS Vice President of External Affairs Scott Giacoppo said Friday.

    If you have any information, call 202-723-5730. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.