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Who tortured 'Puppy Doe'?

  • Puppy Doe was found starved, beaten to such an extent that she couldn't be saved
  • Now, officials are asking for help finding those responsible
Puppy Doe

Thousands of people have emailed us asking to help find whoever is responsible for the heinous torture of “Puppy Doe”.

According to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, “Puppy Doe,” the young adult female dog in this photo was found alive August 31, 2013, in the vicinity of Carrolls Lane in Quincy, Massachusetts, near the Whitwell Street playground and the campus of Quincy Medical Center. She weighed less than half what a normal, healthy dog of her size should. Due to the extent of her injuries, she could not be saved by veterinarians.

Officials say “Puppy Doe” was starved and routinely beaten, suffering multiple fractures. She was also stabbed in the eye and cut.

District Attorney Michael Morrissey says “The injuries cataloged in the post-mortem examination are grotesque and indicate consistent starvation and abuse over an extended period of time. It is highly unlikely that this level of sadistic cruelty could be shown to one animal and not be part of a pattern involving other animals or perhaps vulnerable people. We need to find the person who did this and see what else they are doing.” 

Morrissey, the Quincy Police Department and the Animal Rescue League of Boston are asking for help identifying those responsible.

Anyone with information about “Puppy Doe” should call the Animal Rescue League of Boston, Law Enforcement Dept., 617-226-5610, email them at, or call Quincy Police Det. Thomas Pepdjonovich at 617-745-5774.

You can find more information about "Puppy Doe" here.

For more on this story, watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Follow the show on Facebook and follow Jane on Twitter.

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