Starving dog tossed in the garbage inside a suitcase in the Bronx

MELROSE (WABC) -- A dog was found stuffed inside a suitcase and then tossed into the trash in the Bronx.

Police on patrol at the Melrose Housing Development in the Bronx were alerted by a passerby to a malnourished dog on Thursday around 12:30 p.m.

The officers discovered the 1-year-old brown pit bull in the rear of the building.

It had been stuffed inside a suitcase and thrown into a dumpster.

They immediately took the him to the ASPCA where he is currently receiving veterinary care for malnourishment.

The NYPD wants your help with providing any information in regards to this case of Animal Cruelty.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
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