The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) is asking for the public’s assistance with information about the death of dog that was found abandoned in Alexandria. The following details are from the AWLA’s FaceBook Page:
We are asking for the public’s help with information related to a dog that was left to die this weekend in Alexandria, Virginia. The dog was abandoned in a crate under a bush on the 800 Block of N. Patrick St. in Old Town Alexandria. The dog, a black and brown male Yorkshire terrier mix wearing a purple collar with no tags or microchip, was transported to VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital for emergency care. 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. AWLA has requested a necropsy to confirm the cause of death.
The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is asking the public for any information about the identity of this dog and is offering 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.
It is important to emphasize that in situations of extreme heat, animals should not be left unattended or without access to water. The AWLA asks that anyone who needs assistance with an animal in the City of Alexandria please call 703-746-4774.
If you would like to contribute to the AWLA End Animal Abuse & Neglect Fund, you can donate online at www.AlexandriaAnimals.org/donate or by mail to AWLA/EAAN Fund, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304. This fund is used to provide rewards in criminal investigations of animal abuse and neglect and to provide veterinary care for animals rescued from these situations.