On Monday, July 11, 2022, at about 8:40 a.m., Newport News Animal Welfare Officers were called to the 2500 block of Marshall Avenue for a report of a deceased canine beside a trash dumpster.
When the officers arrived, they found a female Cane Corso deceased inside a wire crate. A later necropsy revealed that the canine was 1 to 2 years old and most likely died from an act of animal cruelty. Officers believe the canine might have been pushed to the dumpster with the crate on top of a stroller.
Anyone who has information about this crime is asked to call the Newport News Animal Welfare Division at 757-933-8953.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA, is offering a reward of up to $7,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible.
Photo 1: credit – perfectdogbreeds.com; The photograph is NOT of the dog in question but rather a representation of what the deceased canine looked most like.
Photo 2: The wire crate the dog was in and the carriage the crate was on.