Starved pit bull found dead in Northeast DC park

The Humane Rescue Alliance is offering a $5,000 reward after an abandoned pit bull was found dead in Northeast D.C.

The dog was discovered by Humane Rescue Alliance officers on Tuesday in the 2900 block of 20th Street at a picnic area in Langdon Park after the organization received an anonymous tip, officials say. (Warning: Link contains graphic photo posted by the Humane Rescue Alliance. Viewer discretion is advised.)

It is believed the pit bull was left in the area sometime from late Monday to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Officers say the dog was likely confined in a home and starved for weeks or months.

Anyone with information about this animal cruelty case is asked to contact the Humane Rescue Alliance's Humane Law Enforcement Department at 202-723-5730, ext. 132, or by emailing