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Dog dies after being found wrapped in trash bag in southeast Baltimore

A dog found wrapped inside of a trash bag in southeast Baltimore last week died of his injuries, police said, the second such incident in the area in recent weeks.

The tan dog was found in the back of a grocery store in the 3800 block of Lombard St. in the Baltimore Highlands neighborhood on Jan. 28 around 11 a.m., and had been left in the snow for an unknown amount of time. Despite medical treatment at The Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter, the dog later died of his injuries.

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Police did not say what breed of dog it was.

BARCS called the incident "inexcusable, in-humane and, frankly, horrifying. 'Hans,' as he was named when he came to our shelter, could have had a fighting chance if he had not been left to die in the cold. We have 24-hour veterinary staff, if he had simply been left on our shelter's doorstep, he might be alive today."

In a separate incident, a terrier mix dog was found in a trash bag on a vacant property in the Brooklyn Park area earlier in January. That dog also died. Police did not say if the incidents were connected.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.

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