Police: Dog remains found in bag in Bridgeport

Bridgeport police say what they thought was a suspicious package turned out to be a dead animal in a bag.



Police believe the large dog they found in a trash bag Tuesday night was most likely someone's pet.



They say a neighbor called about a foul smell in the woods across from their house on Woodrow Avenue around 8 p.m.



Police say they were able to identify the remains in the bag right away.



"There's always a concern that it could be human remains inside the bag and until we ruled that out we treated it as a crime scene," says Capt. Brian Fitzgerald. "But we quickly ruled out that it wasn't a human inside the bag and that it was an animal instead." 



Authorities say some shelters will take a dead animal if an owner is not able to properly dispose of their pet.


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