A dog, dehydrated and dying, was abandoned in a crate, left beneath a bush on the 800 Block of N. Patrick St. in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. According to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, the dog, a Yorkshire terrier mix, was in such poor condition by the time that he was found that he could not be saved, despite veterinary attention.
On Thursday, the agency stated, “An examination revealed that the dog, an intact male, was matted with filth and was suffering from dehydration and labored breathing–a possible case of severe heatstroke. Despite expert veterinary treatment, the dog could not be revived.” According to the Washington Post, the dog was young – barely a year of age.
The grim discovery has prompted the offering of a $1,000 reward for any facts that lead to the successful conviction and prosecution of the person(s) responsible. To report information, please call Chief Brian Rees of Animal Services at 703-746-5582, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to the Animal Welfare League the dog was wearing a purple collar, without any identification, when he was found. Find the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria on Facebook here.