PHILADELPHIA (WTXF/AP) - Animal welfare officials are seeking information about a dog found stabbed near a train station in North Philadelphia.
The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said the female pit bull-type dog was found Monday morning near the Fern Rock Train Station with multiple stab wounds and other injuries.
The organization said the 1- or 2-year-old animal, named Woobie, is in stable condition at Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital and will undergo exploratory wound surgery.
Officials are asking for help from anyone who may know of the dog or her owner or who witnessed the animal being dumped at the station.
“While we don’t know the whole story, we do know that Woobie was stabbed at some point and left to die,” said Nicole Wilson, Director of Humane Law Enforcement at the PSPCA. “We are seeking the public’s help to uncover what happened, who did this and bring them to justice.”
Anyone with information in this case should call the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Cruelty Hotline at (866) 601-SPCA. Tips can be left anonymously.