'Emaciated' pit bull found in backpack weighed down by dumbbells off North Carolina fishing pier

SUNSET BEACH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man magnet fishing at Sunset Beach pulled a backpack containing a pit bull out of the water on Saturday, according to a Facebook post from Sunset Beach Police Department.

According to the post, the dog, a brown and black female, was emaciated. The backpack had also been weighed down with dumbbells.

Sunset Beach Police Department said the dog had been in the water for no more than a day or two.



Anyone with information about this case is asked to call (910)579-2151.

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