The discovery of a pit bull tied to a dumpster covered in blood in Spokane Valley has SCRAPS investigating possible dog fighting in the area.
A SCRAPS officer was sent out on a call to Trentwood Elementary in Spokane Valley on Tuesday where she found the brown pit bull tied to the dumpster.
Animal Protection Officer Emylee Tolliver described the scene as horrific, and observed that the dog had both old as well as new injuries, indicating the animal may have been involved in a series of dog fights.
"It was a pit bull but it didn't deserve this," said SCRAPS director Nancy Hill.
"This was not just a case of a lost dog tied to a dumpster," Tolliver said, "This was intentional."
The dog was taken to a veterinarian, who found the injuries that could have been from previous fights. The dog had bite marks on its neck and tongue. SCRAPS officers also said the drain next to the dumpster where the dog was tied was stained red.
"We felt there was sufficient blood for there to be a second dog which also may be severely wounded or dead," said Hill