Bag of Dead Puppies Latest in Lehigh Valley Animal Cruelty and Neglect

Police are investigating the discovery of 11 dead puppies that were also skinned in Lehigh County.

Update Nov. 27: The 11 small animals found dead and skinned near Lower Macungie's Quarry Park have now been tentatively identified as foxes because of their teeth. Further testing is needed to be sure.

2:30 p.m. Monday Update: New information indicates the puppies were skinned, not shaved as originally reported.

Original report:

An atrocious discovery near a Lower Macungie park marks the latest of animal cruelty cases in the Lehigh Valley this year.

Eleven puppies were found dead with some partially inside a plastic bag off Quarry Road near Quarry Park around 4 p.m. Friday, according to state police.

Police are investigating and ask anyone with information to call 610-395-1438.

The puppy case may be connected to another disturbing incident in which a dog was found along Route 863 in Lynn Township in western Lehigh County earlier this month, WFMZ reports. The dog appeared to have been skinned and cooked. 

The Lehigh Valley Pitbull Awareness Club is offering a reward for information about the puppy case. The club posted a notice of a $100 reward on its Facebook page and is accepting donations to increase the amount. 

Cases of animal cruelty and neglect in the Valley this year include:

  • A dog found dumped in a ditch in South Whitehall in July
  • Fifteen neglected and wounded horses left in a field in Plainfield Township, Northampton County, in July. One of the horses was pregnant with twins, which did not survive.
  • A dog shot to death in Lower Saucon Township in June.

Also, in Chester County, a dog was found burning inside a cage in September.

Walter November 28, 2012 at 12:12 AM
And stir up controversy and speculation like “satanic rituals using the skinning of dogs”.
Carl Stevenson November 28, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Jane, You want your kids attacked by rabid foxes, coyotes, raccoons, etc.? They have to be controlled or they overpopulated and starve or disease spreads, thn they look for food (pets, kids, etc.) or because they get rabies. Hunters/trappers control the population (at no cost to public), and spend huge amounts of money each of dollars a year in license fees that are the primary source of support for wildlife conservation. They also, through organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, The Wild Turkey Federation, and many others, donate millions more to wildlife preservation and wild lands preserves. Wildlife would be scarcer and far worse off without hunters.
Carl Stevenson December 04, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Yes, if you advocate punishment for a legal and scientifically sound means of wildlife management, please do NOT vote. We don't want the kind of tyrannical control freaks you'd clearly elect.
Carl Stevenson December 04, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Mariella, But "puppies" made such a grabber of a headline! All the better to capture attention and get the wacko leftists all fired up. Didn't they teach you in "journalism" school that's what's important? /sarcasm off/
John Shoaf January 16, 2013 at 10:59 PM
Hey black! you must be the stinking coward who did this. You need to be locked up with some real men and they should be told who you are and what you did. I hope you do not own a gun. You are the type of person that should be barred from ever owning a weopon!


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