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Port Chester Police Seek Owner of Dog Found Dead in Irving Avenue Trash Bin

Pit Bull did not appear to have been abused; body was illegally dumped.

Port Chester Police are seeking the owner of a white Pit Bull that was found dead, dumped in a trash bin on Irving Avenue in Port Chester.

Village police received a call about a dead dog about 11 a.m. on Sunday and a village officer found the Pit Bull in a commercial trash bin in a fenced-in area of a lot off Irving Avenue. The dog was described as white, with black spots and wearing two collars.

There were no tags to identify the dog or its owner. Police said the dog did not show outward signs of physical abuse or injury.

Port Chester Police ask that anyone who might have seen the person who dumped the dog or might know who the owner is to call them at 914-939-1000. The dog's body was removed from the trash bin by Port Chester DPW workers and taken to the village DPW yard for proper disposal.

Deirdre Curran April 10, 2013 at 02:05 PM
This is sad all the way around, can only imagine what happened to that poor dog. If the Village had a chip reading device, they may have been able to try reading a chip from the dead dogs body with owner information. While considering the dog was from the most undeservedly maligned, neglected and abused of all the breeds out there today the assumption can be that someone did something unkind to this animal. But there is a possibility that it was a well loved family pet who disappeared and got hit by a car. Perhaps someone found the dead body and rather than reporting it to police just thought the dumpster was an appropriate place to put it. Not likely, but a possibility. I hope they get to the bottom of this and I hope they checked the animal's bodiy for any signs of abuse/neglect or any indication that it had possibly died as a result of being involved in dog fighting. Because if THAT'S the case, someone needs to be caught and prosecuted. If it's a family pet that got lost and injured/killed, and it was adopted from a local shelter or rescue group it's highly likely there is a micro-chip there with at least the adopting agency's information if not updated owner info. There may be a family out there wondering what happened to their lost dog that needs to know about this. PLEASE everyone, micro-chip AND NAME TAG YOUR PETS. At least if they get hit by a car and die, someone can call you to tell you. And if lost, they can be returned to you safely.
William Demarest (Editor) April 10, 2013 at 03:41 PM
The dog did not have any visible signs of abuse or injury.
jml April 11, 2013 at 02:01 AM
It's unfortunate this pet might have been a family pet and maybe its possible they didnt have the funds available for a proper burial. I'm not saying that IRS the right thing to do in that situation but it is a possibility seeing to how there was no signs of abuse.
Deirdre Curran April 11, 2013 at 02:28 AM
That's a good point jml and very possible. If it lived with a family that was in an apartment and had no yard to bury it in and no funds for cremation (or didn't know that was an option, but believe me, for a dog that size it's not cheap) they could very well have felt that there was no other choice, and how sad is that? Maybe they just didn't know what else to do with it....this whole thing is terribly sad. The question still remains...how did this poor pooch actually die?

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