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Dozens of dead dogs found along roadside

Sat., April 2, 2005

GATE CITY, Va. – A construction worker checking a remote Virginia road found carcasses and body parts of about 150 dogs, sheriff’s officials said Thursday.

“I’ve never seen anything like it. It looks like a deliberate dumping,” said sheriff’s investigator Chris Holder. The animals were found in plastic trash bags and biohazard bags and some had spilled out, he said. The dogs had been dead about two to five days, Holder said.

The bags contained various breeds, including Rottweilers, German shepherds, Labradors and a few small-breed dogs, Holder said.

The animals apparently were euthanized and some toys also were found in the bags.


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