Police investigating animal cruelty incident

Police are investigating an animal cruelty incident after a partially skinned cat was found in a dumpster on July 30. According to police, the cat was severely injured but still alive when it was discover in Lenox Twp.

According to police, someone put the cat into the dumpster behind the Lenox Diner in the late night or early morning hours of July 30, and diner employees later discovered the cat.

In addition to being partially skinned from the armpit area to the neck, the cat was also being squeezed by a collar that was put on it incorrectly and too tight.

The cat was transported to a regional animal care facility and is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Troopers from Pennsylvania State Police, Gibson barracks, are investigating and are requesting help from the public. If you know anything about the cat, suspect, or have any information pertaining to this investigation, contact Tpr. Keith Herbert, 570-465-3154.

The Lackawanna County Humane Society is assisting police in the investigation.

Anyone wishing to turn themselves into troopers for this crime may do so by reporting to their nearest PSP installation and referencing incident number: PA2019 – 1010200.

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