Hikers find caged, dead dog in Cass Twp.
An animal cruelty investigation is underway in Schuylkill County after hikers found a cage containing a dead dog.
State Police say the caged pit bull was found in a wooded area at the end of Thomaston Road.
The cage was intentionally placed in a hole in the ground covered by boards, according to authorities.
Officials say the boards used to cover the hole was from an abandoned home that had collapsed nearby.
The dog likely died from starvation.
PSP is being assisted by the Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Cpl. Walters at the PSP Frackville Barracks at 570-874-5300.