Wednesday, July 6, 2022

A puppy was found dead outside an animal shelter in Newport News. Now authorities are looking for this man

The city is looking for this man who was seen with a pitbull puppy, which turned up dead hours later outside the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the city of Newport News)
The city is looking for this man who was seen with a pitbull puppy, which turned up dead hours later outside the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the city of Newport News)

NEWPORT NEWS — The city’s Animal Control is looking for a man who was caught on surveillance camera with a small black pitbull puppy just hours before the dog was found dead outside the city animal shelter.

On Wednesday at approximately 5:15 a.m. a man was seen on security footage walking toward the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, 5843 Jefferson Ave., with the puppy, according to the city’s news release.

The man went off the surveillance footage for a couple of seconds reappearing without the puppy before he turned to walk on Jefferson Avenue.

The black puppy reappeared on the camera running toward the man before turning around and going the other way, according to the news release.

At approximately 8:15 a.m. the puppy was found dead near the animal shelter.

“It had inquiries consistent with being hit by a vehicle,” said Wayne Gilbert, superintendent of animal services for the city. “We believe it is a pitbull.”

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident or know the identity and whereabouts of the man to call the Crime Line at 888-562-5887.

Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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