(Meredith)– An animal rescue group in California thinks a female pit bull passed away from physical and sexual abuse simply two weeks after being adopted.
Somebody discarded the 5-year-old pit bull, named Cargo, in front of a home in Florence on Monday, KTLA reported. A microchip showed the dog was adopted from Orange County Animal Care on July 23.
The homeowner who discovered Cargo said she called the Ghetto Rescue Foundation, a nonprofit animal rescue group in Anaheim Hills, after she could not reach animal control authorities.
Rescue members carried the pit bull to a veterinary clinic, where she received care prior to passing away on Tuesday.
“Freight died about one hour ago, and we are in tears,” the group revealed on Facebook.” She was comfortable and on discomfort medication. The only thing we can be appreciative for is she did not die on the sidewalk alone. Besides her vagina trauma nothing was clearly wrong.”
“She had no external injuries and none were seen in Xray,” the post continued. “While composing this post we were informed that her aorta was ruptured. Vet thinks trauma to the chest location.”
The Los Angeles Cops Department’s Animal Cruelty Task Force has actually introduced an investigation, inning accordance with the Orange County Register.
LAPD Detective Al Erkelens told the newspaper she can not confirm Ghetto Rescue’s accusation of sexual attack but it will be investigated, in addition to the aortic rupture.
“There are 2 possible criminal offenses, bestiality which is a misdemeanor and deliberate injury to the pet dog that was suggested to inflict pain, suffering or death to the canine,” Erkelens stated. “If (somebody) did something to trigger the aorta to burst, that is a felony.”
The animal shelter, which had formerly named the pet Valerie, said the individual who embraced her is not eligible for future adoptions. The shelter also stated it’s working with authorities.
“Our personnel and volunteers are deeply saddened to learn of her passing and the supposed situations involving her death. Valerie was with us for 3 months and was loved by lots of,” Orange County Animal Care stated in a declaration.
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