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Police investigate dead dog on Hollywood Canal shore

HOLLYWOOD, FL. – A terrible discovery was made in a Hollywood channel.

Local residents found a dead dog with a pillowcase over his head and legs.

At this point, the police are unwilling to call it an animal cruelty case, but they are investigating.

The incident has exploded on social media, with animal lovers outraged, calling it an act of cruelty.

The police say not so fast.

The dog was found on July 4 on a canal bank off Johnson Street near Stanly Golman Park.

Norma Benford saw the dog being left there from across the canal. She ran over as an animal lover and couldn’t believe her eyes.

“I sat here and looked over and said, gosh, that looks like a corpse,” Benford said. “I came across this horrific scene.”

Benford posted a video on social media in hopes someone will know who owns the dog and who is responsible.

“He looked like he was being well taken care of,” she said. “He wasn’t skinny, no ribs (show). How could anyone do that?”

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Dead dog found next to Hollywood channel (WPLG)

Benford says Hollywood police were there for a few hours on the fourth and an investigator removed the pillowcase from the dog’s head.

“By his head they found a collar and a toy, a dog toy,” she said. “I’m like oh my god.”

Hollywood police returned to the scene Wednesday and questioned Benford about what they may have seen.

The remains were taken to Hollywood Animal Hospital to determine the exact cause of death.

Police believe this may be a case of illegal dumping but will make a final decision after an autopsy.

While disposing of a dead animal can be costly, the Broward Humane Society performs cremation for a $50 donation.

Broward County Animal Care and Regulation will dispose of a deceased animal free of charge.

Miami Dade Animal Services charges $10 for an animal under 25 pounds, $15 for an animal 26 to 50 pounds, and $20 for an animal 50 pounds and over.

How could anyone do that even if the dog had died,” Benford said. “You don’t dispose of it like garbage.”

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Anyone with information is urged to call the Hollywood Police Department.

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Sarah Y. Kim

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