Animal care officials are asking for help from anyone who may have witnessed the abuse of a two-year-old Rottweiler in Clinton Hill last month.
“We’ve interviewed a number of people, but we’d welcome anybody else who witnessed this or can provide any information about it,” said Joseph Pentangelo, the vice president of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which is investigating the incident.
The alleged abuse came to light on June 28, when neighbors saw the Rottweiler lying bloodied in front of a house on Myrtle and Franklin avenues.
“The dog was lying in the street with blood all over it and a chord still wrapped around its neck,” said Corey Stieb, who lives nearby. “The ASPCA law enforcement assured us that the large amount of blood was due to a minor mouth injury.”
Stieb speculated that the dog’s owner was trying to get rid of the puppy, but neither the current or former property owners could be reached for comment.
Pentangelo confirmed that the animal had wounds “consistent with being struck in the face,” and that the dog was apparently tied up with “electrical cord in lieu of a leash.”
The Center for Animal Care and Control brought the injured pup back to its Linden Boulevard shelter. The dog has since been adopted by a “no-kill” shelter.
Pentangelo said the cruelty case is still open. Anyone with information should call the ASPCA at (212) 876-7700 x4450.