Dead Animals Found in Bags Along Westchester County Highway Were Euthanized: SPCA

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    Police in Westchester County are trying to figure out who dumped 30 dead animals in garbage bags on the side of the highway. Warning: this video contains disturbing material. News4's Katy Tur reports. (Published Friday, Apr 6, 2012)

    The SPCA says the bodies of nearly three dozen animals found along a suburban New York highway had been euthanized before they were illegally dumped.     

    Westchester SPCA Chief Ernie Lungaro tells The Journal News investigators are trying to determine where the 35 pets were euthanized. The animals included dogs, cats and one South American lizard.     

    They were found near an entrance ramp to the Hutchinson River Parkway in Harrison.     

    They were in varying states of decay and some appear to have been there for months. Lungaro says others had probably been dumped in the last few days.

    A veterinarian in Mount Vernon performed necropsies on five of the animals and found no signs of abuse.     

    Lungaro says someone might have dumped the dead animals to save disposal costs.

    Anyone who may have information is asked to contact police at 800-898-8477 or tips@wccops.com. 

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