Police: Severely injured dog found with rope tied around neck

- Police are looking for an animal cruelty suspect after a severely injured dog was found with a rope tied around its neck in Surprise.

The Surprise Police Department says the injured brindle-colored Pit Bull/Chinese Sharpei mix was found by an employee of a business near Dysart Road and the U.S. 60 on December 1. 

When officers arrived at the scene, they say the pup had multiple open wounds to his head, body, and legs and was covered with dirt and asphalt. A long, white rope that was soiled in blood was tied around the dog's neck.

Police believe the dog's injuries are consistent with being dragged by a vehicle at a high rate of speed.

Sadly, the pup had to be euthanized due to the severity of its injuries.

Police and Silent Witness are offering a $4,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case. If you have any information, please call police at 623-222-TIPS or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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