A Pit bull who was found with duct tape around her snout and legs by Pennsylvania State Police, is now safe and sound. According to Facebook reports, the dog was also bound to a tree and once freed from her binds and the tree, the rescued dog smothered the officers with kisses, her tail wagging eagerly.
The distressed dog was taken into protective custody by Dog Warden Jim Rickert and Humane Officer Marlene Metzger in Pike County, Pennsylvania.
State police, the state dog warden and the PA Humane Society are all gathering evidence for the case. They are hoping witnesses will step forward to help with the investigation.
The dog was found in an out-building at her owner's Greene Township property on Friday March 1st and was taken to a veterinarian. The dog is now safe and sound and being doted on at a shelter.
A Greentown man is currently under investigation for alleged animal abuse and charges may be laid in the next few days.
Anyone with information should contact PA Humane Society Police Officer Marlene Metzger at the Dessin Animal Shelter, at (570) 647-0239.
Update: March 5, 2013
Charges have been filed against a man suspected of abusing the dog found duct taped in Pike County. Russell Seese of Greentown was charged Tuesday with two counts of animal cruelty.
Witnesses are still encouraged to come forward.
Update: December 26, 2013
Lexi's former owner has been sentenced. Read the update here.
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