Dog found dead, burned in Fairmount Park
FAIRMOUNT PARK - May 22, 2012 (WPVI) -- The Pennsylvania SPCA say a dog was found dead in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park on Tuesday, apparently having been set on fire.
Officers responded to the scene at 33rd Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue after it was reported that a male pit bull type dog was found wrapped in a blanket which had been set on fire.
It is unclear whether or not the dog was alive or dead when the blanket was ignited.
Officers combed the scene for clues before bringing the body of the deceased dog back to the Pennsylvania SPCA's headquarters, where it will undergo a necropsy to determine the cause of death.
Anyone with information that can aid in this investigation is urged to call the Pennsylvania SPCA's anti-cruelty hotline at 1-866-601-SPCA.
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