Investigation underway after Youngstown girl finds two lifeless canines in trash luggage


Tracy Myers and her daughter found a dead dog by the roadside along North Blaine Avenue

by: Keely Lovers

Posted: Feb 7, 2021 / 4:52 PM EST
Updated: February 7, 2021 / 4:52 pm EST


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Two dead dogs were found in trash bags along a street on the east side of Youngstown Friday night.

Tracy Myers and her daughter found a dead dog by the roadside along North Blaine Avenue.

“My heart sank. You know it makes me so sad and angry … It was a black trash bag and then it was taped on both ends and then on long walks so nothing could get in or get out, ”Myers said. “I know when it’s a garbage bag and when it’s not. It’s just the gut feeling I have when I see it and how it’s packaged, you know? “

But it wasn’t just a dog they found that night.

“That bag was like they’d slipped it in and thrown it out the car window. It wasn’t taped, taped, or anything, ”Myers said.

Mahoning County dog ​​guard Dianne Fry says they now have the two male pit bulls in their care and are waiting for a vet to determine the cause of their death.

Fry says both dogs were frozen when they were found, but they weren’t frozen to death.

They were killed before they were dumped.

Fry also says there is currently no evidence of dog fighting.

“But just throwing it there by the roadside – that’s someone without a heart. No heart at all, ”Myers said.

The dog guards and humane agents are investigating, and whoever is responsible, could be exposed to wrongdoing or even criminal offense if caught.

“They are not rubbish. They’re living things, ”Myers said.

As for Myers, she’s hoping anyone who’s done this won’t get away with it.

She leaves them this message:

“It’s karma. Karma will catch you and you will get caught. “

If you know who these dogs belonged to or have any information that may be helpful in the investigation,
The Mahoning County dog ​​guard is asking you to call them or Animal Charity of Ohio to speak to the humane agent.

You can call the Mahoning County Dog Warden at 330-740-2205. 1 or send an email to [email protected].

For more information on or how to contact the Animal Charity of Ohio, visit your website.