Officials are seeking the public's help in identifying who may have left a deceased dog on the grounds of the Animal Rescue League's Dedham campus last fall.
A joint investigation has been announced by the Animal Rescue League of Boston's law enforcement department and Dedham Police, stemming from an incident in which a young Pitbull-type of dog was found dead on Oct. 25 by an employee at the facility.
"In my line of work, I see a lot of animal cruelty cases but but a dog left here on our property in the middle of the night is really bizarre," Joseph King, ARL Law enforcement said.
The dog, a male, was determined to have suffered from malnutrition, investigators said.
“It was emaciated. It was really skinny. It looked like a like a skeleton with skin. Totally wrapped on it. It wasn't pleasant," King said.
Surveillance footage has shown that two days earlier, an SUV -- possibly a Nissan Rogue -- was seen on the property around 11:17 p.m., with two unidentified people leaving the dog on a walkway outside of the ARL campus before fleeing the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities. Tips can be made anonymously.