SPOKANE VALLEY -- Spokane Valley Police discovered a “horrific scene “at Trentwood Elementary Tuesday.
Officers found a pit bull tied to a dumpster covered in blood. The dog also appeared to have old injuries, as well as new wounds, indicating to the officer that the dog may have been involved in a series of dog fights.
A veterinarian examined the dog and found severe bite wounds to the animal’s throat and tongue, likely caused by another dog. The pit bull also suffered a tear to the trachea and esophagus. Since the injuries were so extensive, the dog had to be put down.
Officers showed the veterinarian photos of the crime scene. After reviewing the pictures, the veterinarian believes that a second dog was involved and that dog probably bled out, dying at the location because of the congealed blood seen in the photo.
SCRAPS is asking anyone with information to please call them immediately at (509) 477-2532.
The Humane Society is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the crime. A private citizen decided to offer a $250 reward, as well.
Animal Cruelty and Animal Fighting are class C Felonies, punishable by five years in prison and/or a fine up to $10,000.