Virginia Beach Animal Control looking for info on dog found buried on the beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach Animal Control officials are looking for the owners of a dog found buried in a shallow grave on the North End of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

Tim Saunders reported finding the dog in the 8500 block of Ocean Front Avenue around noon on Friday, Feb. 10. Saunders says he was walking his own dog in the area when he noticed a paw under a pile of sand.

According to animal control, the dog is an older adult female hound mix with an injury to her head.

Investigators say they believe the head injury is related to the dog's death but they will not know for sure until the animal shelter veterinarian completes a necropsy, or dog autopsy. In the meantime investigators are looking for the dog's owner.

Anyone who recognizes the dog or knows the dog's owner is asked to call the Virginia Beach Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.