Pennsylvania SPCA officials are searching for the owner of a dog that was found choking inside an East Germantown park Tuesday morning.
PSPCA officers discovered the female brown-and-white pit bull tied to a chain link fence that surrounds the tennis courts at the Awbury Recreation Center, a spokeswoman said.
The dog was restrained with electrical tape and a short cable. A tipster indicated the animal had been there since 8 p.m. the night before.
“The dog was tied so shortly to the fence that she couldn’t support herself and had been choking,” Humane Law Enforcement Director George Bengal said in a statement. “Abandoning a pet is a crime and, in this case, it could have resulted in a slow and painful death.”