Badly burned body of a deceased dog discovered in a dumpster in Coatesville
● By Steven Hoffman
The Chester County SPCA (CCSPCA) is currently seeking information with regard to the burned body of a dog found in a dumpster on Aug. 19 in the City of Coatesville.
The badly charred body of a deceased canine was discovered by the Coatesville City Police Department after local residents reported the presence of a foul odor in the area. CCSPCA’s Humane Society Police officer, Kelsey Beam, was dispatched to 720 E. Lincoln Highway to investigate the suspicious discovery.
Officer Beam determined that the badly charred body was that of a young adult male canine, possibly a large terrier mix breed. The canine’s body was not burned inside of the dumpster, located behind storefronts in an alleyway called Diamond Street, but placed there after the fact. Based on the progress of decomposition, it is suspected that the dog’s body had been in the dumpster for 24 to 48 hours.
The canine’s body is part of an ongoing investigation by the CCSPCA’s Animal Protective Services Department. The cadaver is being sent for a pathology report for further details on the dog’s identity and the circumstances surrounding its death.
“We’re committed to finding out what happened to this dog and we’re hopeful that the public can assist us in our efforts,” said Adam Lamb, CCSPCA’s Executive Director.
If the public has any further information with regard to the events surrounding this incident, please contact the CCSPCA’s Animal Protective Services Department at 610-692-6113, extension 213. Reports may be left anonymously and can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.