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Police looking for vehicle possibly connected to animal abuse case

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Posted at 6:00 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 23:50:14-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — On Jan. 4, 2020 at about 12:50 p.m. Las Vegas Animal Control received a call stating two tan Chihuahua dogs were found in a garbage bag inside of a dumpster located at 8560 W Desert Inn Road.

Police say that employees from a nearby business heard noises near the dumpster and discovered the two dogs inside the dumpster.

The dogs had been placed in plastic bag and thrown into the dumpster alive to suffocate inside the bag. The employees removed the dogs from the dumpster and then the bag.

The employees who found the dogs took them to a nearby animal hospital.

Surveillance video showed the driver of a vehicle discarding what is believed to be the two dogs inside of the dumpster. The vehicle is a silver Toyota Camry, possibly a 2015 model year.

Police say the vehicle has two dents., one dent is on the passenger front fender and the other on the rear passenger fender.

Any knowledge of the individuals, vehicle or dogs related to this incident are urged to contact the LVMPD Animal Cruelty Unit by phone at 702-828-3841. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com, or text CRIMENV plus tip information to 274637 (CRIMES). Message and data rates may apply. Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward