A horrific case of animal abuse and torture has authorities from various agencies asking for the public's help in locating a person who tortured a dog found recently in Quincy.
The female dog, who was nicknamed Puppy Doe, was found alive on Aug. 31 near Carrolls Lane in Quincy. Despite the best efforts by veterinarians, the tortured dog eventually died because of the extent of her injuries.
According to doctors at the Animal Rescue League of Boston, the female pit bull-type dog was starved and beaten on many occasions. Several bones in her head and body were fractured, and her tongue appeared to be crudely cut to create a serpent-like split on her tongue. She had also been stabbed in the eye in the days before she was found.
"Words cannot adequately describe the shocking suffering that Puppy Doe endured or capture the urgency in identifying who did this to her," Mary Nee, president of Animal Rescue League of Boston, said in a statement.
Quincy police and the Norfolk district attorney's office are investigating.
Anyone with information can call the ARL at 617-526-5610 or Quincy police at 617-745-5774.
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