GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Three Mahaffey residents are facing animal cruelty charges after an incident involving a male English Mastiff was discovered on November 24th in Greenwood Township, northeast of Mahaffey. The dog was found with a shoestring tied around its muzzle and had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
An organization, Animals Matter of Clearfield County Inc., reported the finding to the state police at Troop C, Clearfield. The dog, known as Duke or Chicken Pot Pie, was found to be in deplorable health and was taken to VCA Metzger Animal Hospital in State College and then to a Pittsburgh Blue Pearl Pet Hospital.
After confirming the gunshot wound during the dog’s travels, state troopers revealed that three individuals had admitted to acts of animal cruelty against the dog. The suspects include a 16-year-old male, a 31-year-old female, and a 60-year-old male. The names of the suspects have not been released, and charges including aggravated cruelty to an animal, cruelty to an animal, neglect of an animal, and conspiracy are expected to be filed.
This incident has sparked outrage and calls for justice for the mistreated animal. The community is awaiting the handling of charges by Houtzdale Magisterial District Judge James B. Glass.
In summary, three individuals from Mahaffey, Pennsylvania, are facing animal cruelty charges after a male English Mastiff was found with a shoestring tied around its muzzle and a gunshot wound to the head. The dog, known as Duke or Chicken Pot Pie, was in deplorable health and has been taken to two different animal hospitals for treatment. Charges are expected to be filed, and the community is rallying for justice for the mistreated animal.