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PETITION TARGET: Spokane County Sheriff’s Office

Locked in a crate and dumped in the woods to starve slowly to death — this terrifying nightmare was a heartbreaking reality for a dog in Spokane County, Washington.

Passers-by discovered the crate near an intersection in Spokane Valley. When they looked inside, they saw the victim’s stiff, cold body and reported it to Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS.)

SCRAPS revealed in a Facebook post that the dog died from dehydration and starvation as a result of abandonment. She had pressure sores on three of her feet from her time spent locked in the tiny space.

While we don’t know how long the six-to-eight-year-old mixed-breed female was trapped in the crate, her death was “painful and prolonged,” according to SCRAPS.

Officers are still investigating this horrific case and looking for tips to identify whoever left this beautiful animal to die slowly, alone and in pain.

Sign this petition urging police to put all their resources into finding whoever did this, and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact SCRAPS at (509) 477-2532 and reference case number 2019-0160, or email [email protected] with the subject line “Attention Officer Loparco.”