Justice for Puppy Allegedly Left to Die in Sealed Suitcase

Target: Delaware County SPCA Executive Director, Richard Matelsky

Goal: Find and prosecute murderers of dead puppy that was found in a zippered suitcase.

A puppy was recently found dead in a suitcase near a vacant lot in Chester, Pennsylvania. Police were called when someone noticed the bag and the set of dog legs sticking out of it. Inside, there were scratch marks from the dog’s attempts to escape. The alleged killing of this innocent animal was an act of cruelty and violence, and the person or persons allegedly responsible must be found and punished.

It is illegal to intentionally kill a dog and is punishable by law. It does appear that this puppy was purposefully killed as the bag it was found in was zippered shut and left in a place where it was not likely to be found. The suitcase was not found for weeks or months as it was determined that the puppy inside had been dead for some time. Not only was this act illegal, but it was cruel and inhumane. The inside of the bag held evidence of the trapped animal’s attempts to escape, including scratch marks and teeth that were found clenched around the inner lining of the bag. It appears as if this innocent animal died a long and painful death.

Violence toward animals has been linked toward violence toward humans, and whoever committed this crime is obviously capable of extreme harm. Purposefully subjecting an innocent puppy to a painful and violent death is a heinous thing to do, and whoever is responsible must be stopped and punished. Please sign the below petition to show your support for the protection of dogs everywhere by demanding that the murderer of this puppy is brought to justice.


Dear Mr. Matelsky,

I am writing to request that you and your agency do not rest until you find and punish the person or persons responsible for the recent murder of a puppy. This animal was found dead in a zipped suitcase in an empty lot in Chester, Pennsylvania, and it seemed like it died a slow and painful death. Animal cruelty such as this is not to be tolerated, and it is essential that those responsible are apprehended and prosecuted.

The alleged murder of this puppy was especially barbaric as the animal was locked in a bag and purposefully left where someone was unlikely to find it. The poor animal obviously struggled to survive as there were scratch marks found inside the bag, and the puppy’s teeth were found clenching the inner lining. The only reason the puppy was found was because someone finally saw the bag with the dog’s legs hanging out of it.

It has been found that people who are violent toward animals are often violent toward humans. Whoever allegedly killed this puppy is obviously capable of severe harm and needs to be apprehended. Please ensure that you and your agency do everything you can to find and punish the alleged murderers of this innocent animal.


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One Comment

  1. Shelli Schmidt says:

    Have the police released images of the suitcase, along with a description, maybe someone could identify it..This deserves woman/man power, poor puppy..maybe someone would recognize the puppy also.

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