Police are looking for the person who abandoned a puppy in the streets of Phoenix on Tuesday morning.
The puppy was left beaten and in a shopping basket near the area of 69th Avenue and Van Buren.
The head trauma and other injuries were so severe that Maricopa Animal Care and Control had to put it down.
The puppy would have recovered had its wounds been treated in a timely manner.
If anyone has any information about this case they are urged to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.