A humane agent says a puppy found beneath a northeast Ohio overpass died after being set on fire using an aerosol can that was found on top of the animal’s remains.
Humane agent Kim Woodburn told WFMJ-TV that youth walking a dog found the remains Tuesday beneath a highway overpass on the south side of Youngstown.
The station reported the remains were found in an area that has been used as a dumping site for animals, and investigators are trying figure out who is responsible for the dog’s death.
Woodburn said the youth who found the burned remains also found a dead dog wrapped in a blanket in a different area, but the cases aren’t believed to be related. The cause of the second dog’s death is unknown.