Owner charged after dead dog found sealed in crate

A Philadelphia dogowner has been charged with animal cruelty after the body of a dog was found in a sealed crate.

Upper Dublin Township police charged Charles McCafferty IV for Cruelty to Animals and associated charges for the death of a Staffordshire Terrier found dumped on March 9.

Officers were called to the area of Welsh Road near Blair Mill Road where they discovered a deceased 6 month to 1 year old, female Pit Bull Terrier.

She was discovered inside a metal cage which was had been wrapped in plastic and sealed with tape. Pieces of drywall were used as the bedding for the crate.

A great number of our Officers are dog owners and we are right there with many of you feeling a combination of heartbreak and anger. In an effort to positively channel those feelings, the Upper Dublin Police Benevolent Association, represented by Officers Kevin Shanahan and Andy Bochanski, presented a donation today to the Montgomery County SPCA, a non-profit organization that is assisting in this investigation. Since many of you have been asking what you can do to help, we would encourage you all to visit the SPCA at the link below and consider making a donation. Donations can be made in memory of “Dublin”, the name we’ve given to our pup.


On Friday, Upper Dublin Township Chief of Police Terrence P. Thompson announced charges have been filed against The dog was owned by McCafferty.

Criminal charges have been filed in Magisterial District Court 38-1-10, Ambler, Pa with the Honorable Judge Patricia Zaffarano. No hearing dates are scheduled at this time.

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