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SPCA Seeks Info After Remains Of 2 Dogs Found In Hanover Twp.

October 12, 2018

The SPCA of Luzerne County is seeking information from the public on two deceased dogs — one found with a muzzle embedded in its snout.

The first animal, believed to be an English bulldog, was found wrapped in a blue tarp in the area of the Laurel Run Estates Mobile Home Park on Oct. 4, according to Anita Raineri,  SPCA operations manager.

A veterinarian was unable to determine the sex or approximate age of the brown-and-white bulldog because of the level of deterioration of the body. The vet couldn’t approximate how long the dog had been dead, Raineri said.

Raineri said a good Samaritan found the corpse in the area of pole 010 on the side of the road with a guardrail, but in the woods, while out walking. Humane officers picked up the body.

The second dog was found on Oct. 5 near Lucas Farms Produce Center on Nanticoke Street in Hanover Twp., in the area of a wastewater treatment plant and radio tower.

This dog also was found wrapped in a tarp — this one, a shade of orange similar to that used by hunters. And this dog had a muzzle embedded in its snout, Raineri said.

A veterinarian could not determine the sex or approximate age of that dog either, nor could the breed be determined because of the level of decomposition. The vet believes the dog might be a black Labrador or border collie.

“We’re looking for any leads and information, especially with the second dog. That’s suspicious, that it would have a muzzle embedded,” Raineri said.

Raineri said the bodies of the dogs were too badly decomposed for a necropsy.

Anyone with information on either of the dogs should call the SPCA cruelty line at 570-825-4111, extension 3.

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