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Published On: Fri, Aug 10th, 2018

Dog Dumped in South L.A. Died After Suffering Physical, Sexual Abuse

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA – An animal shelter is calling for an investigation after a pit bull who was adopted two weeks ago died from what staff believes was physical and sexual abuse after being found injured in South Los Angeles on Monday.

The 5-year-old dog, Cargo, was dumped in front of a house on the 200 block of West 85th Street in the Florence neighborhood, according to Dianty Marquez of Ghetto Rescue Foundation, an Anaheim Hills-based animal nonprofit.

A resident who wished to remain anonymous said neighbors reported seeing two African American men who “dropped it off there and just left.” The woman said she couldn’t get ahold of any city or county animal control officials to respond, so she reached out to Ghetto Rescue.

Video Marquez took when she arrived at the scene shows the pooch was clearly suffering. “Can you feel this?” Marquez is heard asking as she pets her.

Marquez was able to get Cargo into her car and rushed her to emergency veterinary care.

“That’s when we got word that there had been some trauma in her vaginal area,” Marquez said, “and they made her as comfy as they could.”

But by Tuesday morning, the pit bull had taken a turn for the worse. “She passed because she had some type of blunt force trauma and it caused her aorta to rupture,” according to Marquez.

“The only thing we can be thankful for is she did not die on the sidewalk alone,” the post states.

Animal advocates say the case is an example of the dangers of giving dogs and cats away. Because animal shelters in Southern California are usually operating at or near capacity, they often offer low-cost or free adoptions to get the animals into homes.

Anyone with information on the case can contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Task Force at 213-486-0450.

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