LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — A felony animal cruelty investigation has been launched following the discovery of a skinned dog in a Loudoun County creek.

On Nov. 19, the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services received a complaint that a pile of skinned animal carcasses had been dumped in Catoctin Creek off Featherbed Lane in Lovettsville.

Control officers determined that most of them were wild animals, but one carcass was deemed “atypical.” A necropsy determined that the animal was a dog.

The department launched the investigation after the discovery, since dogs are considered companion animals.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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