WEST CHESTER — The Brandywine Valley SPCA Animal Protective Services is asking for the public’s help to find the person(s) responsible for a dog found deceased in a crate, dumped in the West Branch Brandywine Creek in Coatesville.
The Brandywine Valley SPCA is offering a $10,000 reward for tips leading to an arrest in this case.
On Monday, Animal Protective Services officers were contacted by the Coatesville Police Department about a dog crate seen in the creek near train tracks off Wagontown Road and East Glencrest Road. Officers found an emaciated dog deceased in the airline-style plastic crate.
The brown female dog was wearing a camouflage martingale-style collar with a red leash attached. The dog had not been deceased long and showed signs of long-term neglect, abuse, and cruelty.
“We urge the public to step forward to help find the person or people responsible for the heinous treatment of this poor dog,” said Adam Lamb, BVSPCA’s chief executive officer. “Animals are not trash and this dog deserved love, care, and respectful treatment.
“We will do everything we can to get justice for her so she can rest in peace.”
The Brandywine Valley SPCA would like to thank the Coatesville Police Department for its commitment to not just people, but pets as well, and for their partnership in caring for animals in need, Lamb said.
Anyone who can provide information about the dog or this incident can submit anonymous tips by calling 610-936-9402 or on bvspca.org under “need help,” reporting cruelty.
Incidents of cruelty take place at a higher rate in the summer months Brandywine Valley SPCA says and it has a team of humane law enforcement officials standing by to protect not just dogs, but cats as well in both Chester and Delaware counties. However, Brandywine Valley SPCA wants to remind the community that there are always resources available.
No matter what county you live in, Brandywine Valley SPCA is a resource for lost, neglected or unwanted animals and for pet owners who are struggling to afford to care for their pets.
Source: Berkshire mont