Dog found in crate by dumpster at Beech Fork Lake dies

A volunteer with a group that tried to save him is hoping whoever's responsible will be caught.
Published: Mar. 22, 2023 at 2:09 PM EDT
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CEREDO, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A dog found sick and malnourished in a crate next to a dumpster at Beech Fork Lake has died, according to a volunteer with Advocates Saving Adoptable Pets.

The volunteer tells Atticus passed away at the Proctorville Animal Clinic, where staff had been trying to save him.

Sick, emaciated dog found in crate by dumpster

The mastiff mix, who appeared to be between 3 to 5-years-old, tested positive for Lyme and ehrlichiosis. Volunteers also said Atticus was badly dehydrated and emaciated when he was brought in.

A statement from ASAP says, “He is at peace now and left with a number of staff surrounding him with love. Thank you Proctorville Animal Clinic for taking care and loving him to the end. Thank you everyone who supported us with donations and prayers! We are devastated that we couldn’t save him but will continue to help others in need.”

A volunteer with the group says they’re hoping anyone with information about who’s responsible will come forward and share it with the animal shelter. Their phone number is 304-696-5551.

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