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Chicken wire wrapped around dog’s neck; authorities seek tips

Authorities are asking for the public’s help to determine who wound chicken wire around the neck of a little dog in Oceanside, cutting its flesh to the bone.

The 4-year-old female spaniel was found Dec. 22 near a plant nursery on North River Road in eastern Oceanside by a woman who immediately called police, San Diego Humane Society officials said Wednesday.

The chicken wire was deeply embedded in the dog’s skin, and had been there for “a long duration,” said Steve MacKinnon, the agency’s chief of humane law enforcement. The dog was being treated for its wounds.

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Information can be reported anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or sdcrimestoppers.com. Tipsters may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Tips can also be submitted to the San Diego Humane Society at sdhumane.org or at (619) 243-3466.

Teri Figueroa writes for the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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