Pit bull dies from alleged sexual abuse two weeks after adoption, shelter says

Shelter says pit bull died from sexual abuse (MGN)

After a pit bull died just two weeks after being adopted, an animal shelter is calling for a investigating for the alleged physical and sexual abuse.

KTLA reported neighbors that say they saw the 5-year-old dog, Cargo, get dumped in front of a house. They couldn’t get a hold of any city or county animal control officers to help so they called the Ghetto Rescue FFoundation.

Dianty Marquez of GRFF, an Anaheim Hills-based animal nonprofit, responded and found the dog with a rope around its neck and its head down.

Marquez got Cargo into the car and took her to emergency veterinary care where they found some trauma in her vaginal area. Marquez said that on Tuesday morning the pit bull only got worse.

On Tuesday Cargo passed because of trauma that caused her aorta to rupture.

Ghetto Rescue found out that she was microchipped so they were able to find out she was adopted from Orange County Animal Care on July 23 at a free adoption event after being in the shelter for 3 months.

OC Animal Care released this statement on behalf of the incident:

"Although this incident occurred outside of our jurisdiction and we are not the investigating agency, we are working with the local authorities in Los Angeles regarding this case. OC Animal Care is providing them all the information we have about Valerie and will continue to assist in their ongoing investigation.

The OC Animal Care shelter does not discriminate against those wishing to adopt unless they are suspected of or have been convicted of animal offenses. We utilize information about investigations from our own animal control as well as other law enforcement agencies to make this determination. We take the safety of all animals in our care seriously and, as a result of the circumstances surrounding Valerie’s death, the individual who adopted Valerie is now ineligible for future adoptions at our shelter.”

Read the full story from KTLA here.

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