The Penndel Police Department is investigating a heartbreaking incident in which officers responded to a dog locked in a cage on Park Avenue on October 2nd. The dog, a black pitbull, was reportedly scared and had suffered injuries to its head.

Officers took the frightened animal, bleeding from its face, to the Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center in Levittown for medical treatment. The dog was then transferred to the Bensalem Women’s Animal Center, formerly known as the Women’s Humane Society.

According to Director of Shelter Services Jack Griffin, staff reports at the animal shelter indicate the animal was thrown from a moving car.

“The dog is here with us. He is okay and right now is recovering,” Griffin said. “Our goal is to place him up for adoption, but sometimes when police want to pursue cruelty charges, they take possession of the animal and may have to hold onto him as evidence.”

Anyone with information should immediately contact the Penndel Borough Police Department at 215-757-5152.