Sarasota PD: Injured dog found on road after giving birth has died

Sarasota PD: Injured dog found on road after giving birth has died
This dog was found by Sarasota Police after apparently being hit by a car. The county is trying to find the dog's owner. (Source: Picasa)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota Police have provided a devastating update after a dog was found hit by a car after giving birth.

On Monday evening about 8:30 p.m., Sarasota Police Department officers were called to the 1900 block of Central Avenue, for a dog that was allegedly hit by a vehicle. The dog was dark brown in color with white on her chest. She had a pink collar with no name plate or owner/contact information.

Officers tried to find the dog’s owner on social media.

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services responded to the scene and scanned the dog but a chip scan came back negative. Witnesses on the scene said someone in a white pickup truck allegedly hit the dog and left the area.

Sadly, the dog’s injuries were too severe and she had to be euthanized. The police did not provide any update on the dog’s litter of puppies.

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