NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities said they are looking for the suspects who set a garbage bag filled with four puppies and a dog on fire over the weekend in Brooklyn.
The animals’ charred remains were found inside a bag on 91st Street near Ditmas Avenue near a beverage distribution warehouse in Canarsie.
A surveillance camera from a nearby business apparently captured the incident after midnight Saturday.
It shows a van arriving at the location and several men are seen getting out carrying a large black garbage bag, setting it on fire near a trash bin and then driving off.
It’s not clear if the animals were alive or dead when they were set on fire.
The ASPCA said the dogs were pit bulls or pit bull mixes. Necropsies are being performed on the five dogs.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the NYPD or the ASPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement department at 877-THE-ASPCA.
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