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Towanda Dog Killed
TOWANDA - [WENY] A beloved family dog was found dead Monday afternoon in Towanda, and the way the dog was found raises some serious questions about the cause.
Wendy Wilson received a call from her sister asking if her German Shepard could have attacked and killed her mothers pug named Frankie.
But as Wendy talked to her sister, hearing the way that Frankie was found, just didn't add up. Sparking a concern that Frankie could have been taken, killed and put back while the family was away for a couple of hours.
Frankie the pug was found dead lying in the dog pen outside, but the dog was mutilated with puncture wounds on the neck, and a large cut going down the center of the torso.
Wendy Wilson, the daughter of the dog's owner said, "When a dog attacks another dog, it is not normally just a straight line cut, almost like a surgical cut."
Towanda Police arrived at the home on 3rd Street to investigate the area of where the dog was found. Wendy said that the police did not find any blood on the other dogs, and no blood was found anywhere else on or around the property. Wendy's sister Barbara, said one side of the dog pen was pushed in, possibly where someone could have leaned over to take Frankie.
"All of this was never pushed in, and he always sat on the steps, and he was the only one who would come up to people, like ooh come pet me." said Barbara Montanya while standing in front the dog pen. Barbara is also the daughter of the dog's owner. Towanda Police did not comment on the investigation, but it is ongoing.
Wendy said, "He was the most loving and compassionate dog, and if you are taking someone's family pet and murdering them intentionally, where in that persons brain did something go wrong, and I think that person should be put away."
If you have any information on what happened to Frankie, you can call the Towanda Borough Police Department at (570) 265-2522