Local officials are seeking any information on suspects in a horrific case of animal torture discovered in Quincy.
The young adult female pit bull was found on Aug. 31 around Carrolls Lane in Quincy, near the Whitwell Street playground and Quincy Medical Center campus. The dog was emaciated and half the size she should have been for her suspected age, authorities said.
According to a press release from the Animal Rescue League of Boston, the dog was probably 1 to 2 years old, and had been beaten frequently. It had been stabbed in the eye shortly before being found, and its tongue had been split.
The dog has since been put down by veterinarians, who said she was too injured to be saved, yet the hunt for the person who inflicted the harm has just begun.
“The injuries cataloged in the post-mortem examination are grotesque and indicate consistent starvation and abuse over an extended period of time,” District Attorney Michael Morrissey said in a press release. “It is highly unlikely that this level of sadistic cruelty could be shown to one animal and not be part of a pattern involving other animals or perhaps vulnerable people. We need to find the person who did this and see what else they are doing.”
Morrisey said investigators were unsure if the dog was originally from Quincy.
“We are asking anyone from eastern Massachusetts to contact us if they believe they recognize this dog,” Morrissey said in a release. “It is prudent to proceed as if the perpetrator or perpetrators have moved on and are now aiming this cruelty and violence at another target and needs to be stopped.”
Anyone with information about Puppy Doe should call the Animal Rescue League of Boston, Law Enforcement
Dept., 617-526-5610, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Quincy Police Det. Thomas Pepdjonovich at 617-745-5774.