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Police Say Pit Bull Burned Alive Outside Pottsville

The public’s being asked to help in the investigation.

The public's being asked to help in the investigation.

Police suspect a pit bull was burned alive at a campsite outside Pottsville earlier this week.

According to information from State Police in Schuylkill Haven, troopers responded to the scene of a suspected animal cruelty incident in Norwegian Township in the early morning hours of April 27.

Troopers descended upon what they’re calling a campsite about a mile off road of Ann St, on Peach Mountain. Through the course of their investigation, police determined that a pit bull was burned alive. They believe it happened some time between 11 p.m. the previous night and 5 a.m. on the 27th.

Police are asking for the public’s help for more information into this suspected case of animal cruelty. Anyone with information is being asked to call 570-593-2000.

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