Police searching for owner of abused dog in Quincy
QUINCY, Mass. (WHDH) -- Police are looking for the owner of a dog who was found starved and beaten in Quincy.
A Quincy resident found the pit bull badly beaten up but alive on August 31. However, nothing could be done and the dog had to be put down. This is one of the worst cases of animal abuse that the Animal Rescue League of Boston has seen.
“I just think it's disgusting. We're all very protective of our animals around here too. I just think that the person needs to come forward and get help,” said Colleen Sullivan, Quincy dog owner.
An examination by the animal rescue league revealed numerous broken bones including: three skull fractures, a broken cheek bone, fractured vertebrae and ribs.
“There were some recently applied within the last few days. There were others that were weeks to months old,” said Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore, Animal Rescue League of Boston.
Vets say the dog had been stabbed in the eye, and someone had cut the dog's tongue to make it look like a snake's.
“They were trying to cut the dog's tongue into the shape of a serpent's tongue. Things they did to the dog that were gross,” said Michael Morrissey, Norfolk County district attorney.
“The concern that we have is someone who go to the great lengths over a period of time to abuse an animal more than likely will do that again to another animal or worse to an individual,” said Morrissey.
Abusing a dog is a felony in Massachusetts. If you have any information please contact Quincy police (617) 479-1212 or the Animal Rescue League of Boston (657) 777-2752.