Cop Abandoned Emaciated Dog in Trash Bag, Say Police

Dog is now living 'a happy life,' cop has been arrested
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2017 1:32 PM CDT
Cop Abandoned Emaciated Dog in Trash Bag, Say Police
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In November, a woman out hiking in the Philadelphia area saw a pit bull's head sticking out of a garbage bag. The SPCA named the emaciated animal Cranberry, nursed her back to health, and eventually adopted her out to a home where she is now living "a happy life," the agency says. Now, four months later, an 11-year veteran of the Philadelphia police department has been arrested and charged with dumping the dog. Officers were able to match the sheet the dog was wrapped in with another sheet, and Michael Long's arrest followed. In addition to multiple animal cruelty and related charges, the 33-year-old has also been suspended from the force for 30 days with intent to dismiss, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. (More animal cruelty stories.)

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