Philadelphia SPCA investigating 3 cases of animal cruelty in 24 hours

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia SPCA is investigating three cases of animal cruelty to dogs in the span of 24 hours.

Two were on the same block, but unrelated.

Agents rescued a five-year-old emaciated pitbull named Samara on the 3900 block of M Street in North Philadelphia.

Another dog was found dead inside a filthy crate at M and Luzerne Streets.

On the 4800 block of North 15th Street, an owner surrendered an emaciated pitbull named "Mom Mom."

The SPCA says she is expected to recover.

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