DISGUSTING: 4 dogs set on fire in Canarsie

In this July, 2012 photo provided by the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Kevin Bechard, left, pets Britney, a 13-year-old Lab mix, at the ASPCA’s Adoption Center in New York. Four dogs were found burnt to death in Canarsie today. (AP Photo/ASPCA)

Associated Press

Authorities are looking for the suspects who set four puppies and a dog on fire.

The dead animals were found in a bag on 91st Street near Ditmas Avenue in Canarsie area near a beverage distribution warehouse.

The ASPCA says the dogs were pit bulls or pit bull mixes.

Initially, authorities said a total of four dogs were found dead. Further investigation revealed an additional puppy.

A surveillance video caught a van arriving at at the warehouse after midnight Saturday. Several men got out carrying a large 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 asks anyone with information to call 1-877-843-2772.

March 6, 2013 - 2:26pm



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