PETA offer $7,000 reward after Cane Corso found dead in a crate

Cane Corso found dead in a crate Newport News
(Image credit: Facebook / Newport News Animal Welfare)

An animal welfare organization is appealing to the general public after a Cane Corso was found dead in a crate in Newport News, Virginia.

The incident is stated to have occurred on Monday, July 11, 2022, at about 8:40 a.m, when Newport News Animal Welfare Officers were called to the 2500 block of Marshall Avenue following a report a deceased canine had been found beside a trash dumpster. 

According to a Facebook post posted by Newport News Animal Welfare the female Cane Corso was found inside a wire crate. 

A later necropsy revealed that the canine was between 1 to 2 years old and that the dog most likely died from an act of animal cruelty.

Officers believed the canine might have been pushed to the dumpster with the crate on top of a stroller and shared an image of the items found at the scene across social media, including a picture of the carriage the crate was on. 

The photograph provided of the Cane Corso by the animal organization is indicated to be representative of what the deceased canine looked like and it is hoped the items will spark the public's memory. 

Anyone who has information about this crime is asked to call the Newport News Animal Welfare Division at 757-933-8953. 

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA, is offering a reward of up to $7,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible. 

Ashleigh Gibbs
Digital Editor

Ashleigh is Digital Editor on PetsRadar. With over 8 years of experience in print and digital media, she has acted as an editorial lead on a variety of projects, with animal themes a keen interest. As an avid animal lover, you can often find Ashleigh checking out the newest trends in animal care or looking at cute cat videos on TikTok.