ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) - San Diego Humane Society officials are looking for the person responsible for leaving a critically ill dog in a box at one of its locations with nothing more than a couple of chicken wings.
The dog, unfortunately, did not survive care for its condition and the Humane Society's law enforcement division is investigating the dog's death as animal cruelty.
The dog, a female 5-year-old miniature poodle mix, was in critical condition when she was found at the door of the society's Escondido campus on May 19.
It was left in a box with two chicken legs, the society said. She had a large tumor on her abdomen that was infected and infested with maggots.
"It’s clear that she lacked medical care for quite a while and was suffering," Danee Cook, captain of humane law enforcement for San Diego Humane Society, said. "Our medical team did all they could to alleviate her pain, but unfortunately, we weren’t able to save her."
Officials are looking for any leads as to who was responsible for the dog's horrid condition. If anyone has any information, they are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or the San Diego Humane Society at 619-243-3466.