GPD Animal Protective Services seeking information on animal cruelty case

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Officers with the Greenville Police Department Animal Protective Services unit are seeking information on the person(s) responsible for abandoning a seriously injured dog and leaving it to fend for itself.

They found the dog on the afternoon of January 13th when they responded to a call on West Victoria Court.

A witness to the incident told the officers they saw a maroon four-door sedan drive near the wood line between apartment buildings 120 and 130. That car had paint peeling from the hood and roof and had noticeably squealing brakes. Just minutes later, that same witness saw a white pit bull, lying on a white sheet in the middle of the parking lot. The dog had a plastic bag tied to its front left leg.

Lily Leg 1

Officers took the dog to a local veterinarian who found the dog had severe trauma to her lower leg and paw, including bone exposure and muscle tissue loss. She’s still in the care of APS officers.

Officers have named the dog “Lily,” a symbol of rebirth and new beginnings. Lily is believed to be about 18-months-old and has a very sweet demeanor.

If you have any information about the dog, her owners, or the possible suspect vehicle, you’re asked to contact Animal Protective Services Unit at 252-329-4387.

APS officers are also attempting to find a veterinary-affiliated rescue for Lily. In order to do that, they will need to find sponsors for Lily’s veterinary care. Anyone wishing to help Lily on her road to recovery is asked to call GPD Animal Protective Services, 252-329-4387.

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