A California man was passing by on a state road when he noticed a rolled piece of carpet that looked odd. He took a peek inside and saw something positively heartbreaking. Authorities showed up and said it was one of the worst cases he’s ever seen.
Yolo County, California’s chief animal services officer says a dead dog found in a rolled-up carpet is one of the worst cases of animal abuse he’s encountered in his career. “On a scale of 1 to 10, it’s up there at a 9 or 10,” the chief said.
The dog was tightly rolled up in the carpet and bound. He had a plastic bag over his head, and it was taped down to suffocate him. His front and hind legs were also taped together. It was a horrible thing to think any living creature would die that way.
Authorities investigated and found the dog, a pit bull, was about eight or nine years old. The poor pooch had a gray and brown splotchy coat with a white chest and white toes. He had been neutered, and it looked like the dog had been ‘well-fed and well-muscled’, but the dog had cropped ears. It did not look like they had been cropped professionally. The dog also had what looked like a bite wound on his front leg.
Animal service officers couldn’t find any microchips or identification on the dog, so they’re not sure where he came from. They suspect the animal died of suffocation from the bag on his head, but they are waiting for the pathologist’s report.
Authorities are hoping to find more information about the poor dog, and who made him suffer such a terrible fate, but for now there don’t seem to be any clues pointing them in the direction of the culprit.
Source: Davis Enterprise