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Police investigate the death of Boston Terrier found in Henrico dumpster

Posted at 3:17 PM, Aug 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-25 15:17:23-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Police are investigating an animal cruelty case that ended with the death of a Henrico dog.

Officers were called to the 1900 block of Betner Court, in Sandston, at about 11 a.n. on Saturday, August 21 about a dog in a dumpster.

"Henrico Police Animal Protection responded to the scene, rescuing the dog, an adult Boston Terrier from the dumpster," a Henrico Police spokesperson wrote in an email. "The officer transported the dog to a local emergency veterinary clinic for treatment and care where the terrier, unfortunately, had to be euthanized due to his condition."

Henrico Police are investigating the circumstances that resulted in the dog ending up in the dumpster.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.