Ridgway, PA – An animal cruelty investigation is underway after a dead dog was found with a gunshot wound in a ditch near Ridgway.

Police say the animal was found, already deceased, in a ditch along 7 Mile Road near its intersection with T458 in Highland Township, Elk County, on April 3.

The dog appears to be a Rottweiler mix and was about 90-100 pounds and seemed to be elderly.

There was a gunshot wound on the back near the hips.

There was no identification on the dog, only a Seresto flea collar.

If you know anything about this incident, please call State Police in Ridgway at 814-776-6136.

Click Here to read the online police report. (You’ll need to scroll down to page 2 to see this specific report.)

NOTE: The dog shown above is a stock image, not a photo of the dog involved in this report.