Dog impaled, burnt and killed then left on NH path
MANCHESTER, NH (WHDH) -- Police are looking for the person responsible for burning and killing a dog, then leaving it in a charred box on a park pathway in Manchester, N.H.
A man discovered the small dog near a little league ballpark on Clarke Street Monday morning.
“I can see the face and it was bad. You could tell it was definitely a dog,” said Spike Smith, who found the dog.
Police said the small dog was impaled with a stick, set on fire and left on the path sometime Sunday night.
“How could someone do something like that -- drop it off at a shelter,” said Smith.
Manchester police said whoever left the dog wanted it to be found.
“We don’t have anything obvious to help us identify the dog. We’re going to examine it further, potentially have a veterinarian look and see if we can determine specifically what breed of dog it is and potentially identify at least the owner of the dog,” said Lt. Maureen Tessier of the Manchester police department.
Police said it is unclear if the dog was killed or impaled first.