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SCRAPS: Who left this dog to starve to death?

SPOKANE, Wash. - Warning: This story contains material that may be disturbing to some readers.

SCRAPS is invesigating a disturbing case of animal abuse in Spokane County. 

A mixed breed dog was found abandoned inside a crate at the intersection of South McKinnon Rd. and East 5th Avenue in Spokane Valley recently. Necropsy results revealed the female dog died from starvation and dehydration which may have happened because she was abandoned in the crate, according to a post from SCRAPS. 

The agency went on to say the report described her death as "painful and prolonged."

She was also found with pressure sores on three of her feet. 

SCRAPS started investigating this as a case of animal cruelty. They have asked the community to help bring the person responsible for this dog's death to justice. 

If you recognize this dog or know anything about what happened, contact SCRAPS immediately. You can remain anonymous. 

The case number is 2019-0160. You can call 509-477-2532 with info or email SCRAPS@spokanecounty.org, attn Officer Loparco.


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