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Police investigate second case of canine abuse

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

11 dead animals may be foxes

Eleven skinned canines found 4 p.m. Nov. 23, off Quarry Road, near Lower Macungie Park, may be adult foxes, not dog puppies.

According to an article published Nov. 27 in The Press' sister paper, the TIMES NEWS, in Lehighton, necropsies performed Monday show at least one of the animals was killed by buckshot. The others may have been trapped.

The article states Lehigh County Humane Society Shelter Manager Cary Moran said the eye sockets and teeth suggest the animals are adult foxes.

Fox hunting is legal in the state from October to February.

The county humane society is also investigating the death of a canine found last week along Golden Key Road, Lynn Township, that was skinned and cooked, with its feet cut off and a rope tied to one leg.

The 11 canines were discovered with their fur removed, some partially inside a plastic bag, state police say.

Christine Wiggins, humane officer with the Lehigh County Humane Society, spoke with The Press Nov. 26 regarding this incident.

Wiggins said it will take several weeks for the results of DNA testing.

"I hope we find justice. If they can do this to puppies, who knows what they could do to humans," Wiggins said.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call State Police Troop M Fogelsville at 610-395-1438.