Dog found stabbed in Chester lot; donations sought for treatment

The Delaware County SPCA is looking for someone who stabbed a dog and left the animal to die in an overgrown lot in downtown Chester.

The female black-and-white pit bull was found on the property of the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority treatment facility, where she had been lying in tall grass for an estimated three to four days, the organization said Friday.

She suffered lacerations to her stomach, paws, legs and upper body. Officials said the cuts appear to have been made with a sharp object and are consistent with stab wounds.

The dog was rescued by animal welfare workers and is currently in stable condition. She is being treated by Delco SPCA staffers, who have named her Lovey due to her affectionate nature, the organization said.

“It’s hard to believe anyone could do this, let alone to a dog that’s so sweet,” Delco SPCA spokeswoman Justina Calgiano said in a statement. “We’re going to do everything we can to get justice for Lovey, rehabilitate her and find her a wonderful home.”

Anyone with information about the stabbing, or about any of the dog's past owners, is asked to call Delco SPCA Humane Society police officer Ron Riggle at 610-566-1370, ext. 214.

The Delco SPCA is also requesting donations to cover the cost of Lovey’s medical treatment and care. Contributions can be made online, or mailed to the Delaware County SPCA, 555 Sandy Bank Rd., Media, Pa. 19063.

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