Pima Animal Care Center is asking the public for leads in an animal cruelty case.
A black dog was discovered hanging from a tree near a home improvement store on North Oracle Road in Tucson on Monday, Jan. 15. According to a PACC news release, a 15-year-old was walking behind a store in the 4100 block of North Oracle Road when she heard whimpering sounds. She followed the noise and found the mixed-breed dog (mainly black in color with a white patch on its chest) hanging from a tree. She climbed the tree, freed the dog, and called PACC for help.
The case is sadly similar to that of “Sunny,” a dog who was found hanging from a tree near Kino Stadium in 2015.
The animal was taken to PACC for medical evaluation by Animal Protection Officer Alexis Martinez, who responded to the scene. According to PACC, x-rays show minimal injury from the incident, but the dog remains under observation. While Officer Martinez searched the area where the dog was found and reviewed security footage, she found nothing related to the case.
Anyone with information about the dog or the incident is asked to please call PACC’s Investigation Sergeant Tiffany Foster at 520-724-5990 or [email protected], or call the 88-CRIME hotline at 520-882-7463.
For more information, please visit the official website of Pima Animal Care Center.
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