A former police officer whose canine partner died after being left in a patrol vehicle for three days should be charged with a felony, the Georgia Humane Society said Friday.
The group plans to dig up the remains of the 10-year-old Dutch Shepherd so an investigation can begin, the group’s president told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The dog, Sasha, was found dead Sept. 3 inside the Chevrolet Tahoe belonging to her handler, Lt. T.J. Frye of the Warwick Police Department in South Georgia, according to a Warwick police report. Frye returned home from a three-day trip to find the animal inside the vehicle. He later buried Sasha in his own yard.
“Lt. Frye stated that Sasha must have let herself inside the vehicle over the weekend while he was out of town,” the Warwick police report states.
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