Detectives Need Help with Animal Abuse Case

On Monday, September 18, 2017, Chandler police officers responded to the area of McQueen Road and Warner Road for the report of an injured dog.  When officers arrived they found a three-year-old female dog named Panda with a severe laceration to her throat. After police located Panda, she was turned over to the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) for treatment.  Panda, an American Pit bull Terrier Mix, remains in the custody of the AHS and is recovering from a recent surgery in AHS’ Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™.

Panda had recently been re-homed to an unknown person.  Panda’s previous owner gave her to an unknown Hispanic male at Espee Park between September 8, 2017 and September 11, 2017.  Investigators have ruled out Panda’s injuries were caused by another animal and believe her throat was intentionally cut with a sharp object.

Detectives are searching for any information in this case.  If you have any information regarding this abuse, please contact either the Chandler Police Department at (480) 782-4130, or Silent Witness at (480) WITNESS (948-6377).  Silent Witness is offering a reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a suspect(s).