Lorain police investigate gruesome case of animal abuse

LORAIN, Ohio - Lorain police are investigating a horrific case of animal abuse case over the weekend.

According to Lorain police, officers were called out to the tree lawn area of 816 W. 11th Street around 2:16 p.m. Saturday for a sick or injured animal.

Officers arrived at the scene and found a light brown pit bull, severely emaciated but still alive. The animal's bones were clearly visible through its skin. Lorain police said a dog of this breed should weigh around 75 pounds, but this dog appeared to weigh around 25 pounds.

The dog's owner is unknown and officers believe the animal had previously been caged, neglected and dumped. The dog's head was severely swollen and eyes forced shut.

The animal growled softly as officers approached and could barely raise its head off of the ground. It couldn't walk or stand.

Lorain police took the dog to the Lorain Animal Clinic, but the pit's fate is uncertain at this time due to its horrific condition.

If the owner of the dog can be identified, an arrest warrant will be issued for cruelty to animals.

 

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