VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Virginia Beach officials are looking for the owner of a severely injured dog found behind a city recycling center wrapped in a burlap sack.
Michael Dimino found the elderly female Boston terrier next to the Virginia Beach Municipal Center on Thursday morning.
He was dropping off cardboard when he heard a sound and then found the dog injured, but still breathing.
WAVY-TV reports (http://bit.ly/12B2Evk) that Dimino put the dog in a tote and rushed it to the vet. The dog had suffered a severe head injury and veterinarians had no choice but to put the dog to sleep.
Veterinarians say the least 10-year-old dog was suffering from a bad flea infestation and had one of its eyes was surgically removed at some point in the past.
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