Pennsylvania police find dogs starving to death while responding to animal welfare check

Police in Pennsylvania found a dog corpse and two dogs starving to death when they were called for an animal welfare check. (Photo by WPXI.com)
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Police in Pennsylvania found a dog corpse and two dogs starving to death when they were called for an animal welfare check. (Photo by WPXI.com)

Credit: WPXI.com

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Police found a horrific scene when they were called to a house in North Braddock, Pennsylvania, for an animal welfare check.

Two dogs were starving to death in the house, police said, and in the backyard, a dog's mangled carcass was found tied up with rope. North Braddock police told WPXI this is one of the worst cases they've ever seen.

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“Two dogs were inside, jumping at the glass ... Walked around back, and there is a rotting dog that was left tied up, starved to death,” Sgt. Isaac Daniele said.

Officers could barely tell the corpse was a dog.

Neighbors said no one has been at the house in more than a week.

Investigators were just at the house a month ago to execute a search warrant in a case where a teenager was shot. At that time, a dog was found tied up in the basement, but police say it wasn’t this bad.

The Humane Society will now get the dogs, which will be examined and hopefully rehabilitated.