• Fund set up in 'Puppy Doe' investigation


    QUINCY, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com/AP) – A fund has been set up for information leading to the prosecution of the person or persons responsible for beating, burning, stabbing and leaving a dog to die in Quincy.

    The female dog, dubbed "Puppy Doe" was found barely alive near a playground and hospital in Quincy on Aug. 31, weighing half of what it should, according to a joint statement from Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey and the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

    Puppy Doe was estimated to be between 1 and 2 years old. She weighed about 18 pounds when she should have weighed about 40, according to a rescue league veterinarian.

    Veterinarians determined that the dog could not be saved and she was euthanized.

    The post-mortem examination showed evidence of multiple broken bones as well as burns to the nose and stab wounds to the eye.

    She also appeared to have undergone some kind of crude cutting to create a serpent-like split to her tongue, according to Martha Smith-Blackmore, who performed the necropsy.

    People from across the country began looking for ways to help after hearing Puppy Doe's story. The Animal Rescue League tells FOX 25 they received 500 calls as of Saturday from people asking how they can assist in the search for the dog's abuser.

    On Friday, the Animal Rescue League of Boston offered a $5,000 reward for information in the case. Anyone wishing to donate to the reward fund should visit: www.arlboston.kintera.org/puppydoe

    Anyone with information should call Quincy Police Detective Thomas Pepdjonovich at 617-745-5774 or the Animal Rescue League of Boston's Law Enforcement Dept. at 617-226-5610. You can also email them at cruelty@arlboston.org.

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