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Posted on: July 25, 2022

INFORMATION SOUGHT IN POTENTIAL ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE

PETA offering up to $7,000 reward


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 Cane Corso   Photo 3 Crate and stroller

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. 


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