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.

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.”

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.

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