NORTH HUNTINGDON (KDKA) — A local animal rescue is begging for the public’s help after a dog was found dead, tied to a railroad post in Westmoreland County.

All But Furgotten Humane Rescue says the boxer’s remains were found along Turner Valley Road by the Norwin Soccer Fields.

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The young male dog was fawn-colored. He had a muzzle on and had what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

“This dog went through some trauma, some injuries,” Humane Officer Cassie Wilson said. “It was a heinous, vicious crime.”

(Source: All But Furgotten Humane Rescue/Facebook)

Officials with the rescue says a necropsy will be done on the dog to determine when and how he died.

“This was someone’s pet,” Wilson said. “This dog trusted somebody. It was well taken care of.”

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The rescue is asking anyone with information on the dog to reach out to them. Their number is 724-382-7178  and their email is Allbutfurgotten@gmail.com.

On Facebook, they say: “We are pleading for ANY information. Cowardly humans have failed you. We beg the public for help…we are angry…we can’t sleep and we need your help.”

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The rescue has posted a photo of the dog to their Facebook page. If you think you might have more information on the case, and would like to view the image, click here.

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The rescue says they’ll be offering a reward, and any information will be kept confidential.