When the average person loses a pet, it's customary to bury or cremate the lost loved one -- it's not normal to wrap it up in carpet and throw it in the woods.
But a dead dog found that way in a wooded area in East Manchester Township last week raises some questions about why it ended up where it did, said Melissa Smith, executive director of the York County SPCA.
"Just that situation alone is suspicious and makes us wonder how the dog died," she said.
The dog was medium-sized, but that's pretty much all the information the SPCA could unearth, Smith said. Because of advanced decomposition, it was very difficult to ascertain a cause of death, she said.
But it took more than one person to get the dog out to that location, Smith said.
"So we'd really like to know ... why the dog ended up where it did," she said.
Anyone with information may call humane officer Nicole Boyer at the York County SPCA, 717-764-6109, ext. 127.
--Reach Mollie Durkin at email@example.com.