Two dead dogs, with marks and abrasions that indicated they may have been in fights, have been found in a box in Devinney Road near York, according to the York County sheriff’s office.
A sheriff’s deputy responded to a report about the box containing the dogs being found on Saturday, July 23, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.
The dogs — which appeared to have been pit bulls — “appeared to have been deceased for an extended period of time and were in extreme heat,” according to the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s department, which has deputies assigned to a variety of crimes, including animal cruelty, has been investigating the case.
The department said incorrect information has been circulating about the case which could hamper its efforts to determine who is responsible.
Anyone with information on this case or any other cases of dog fighting or animal cruelty is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 628-3059 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-409-4321. Anonymous tips also can be submitted at www.yorkcrimestoppers.com.