A necropsy performed on an elderly pit bull mix, who died after being left outside overnight at an animal shelter, has revealed possible underlying health conditions which may have contributed to his death.
According to Wednesday's WAVY News, the dog, named "Batman," had severe heart and lung disease, and possibly, diabetes.
All of these conditions likely contributed to his death at the Virginia Beach Animal Control Shelter back on Feb. 18.
Batman was discovered by a volunteer late Sunday morning. Somehow he was forgotten in the outdoor area on Saturday, and subjected to bitter cold during the night and early morning hours.
Temperatures were reported to be in the 20s on the night that Batman died.
Virginia Beach police are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the dog's demise.
Prior story on this situation at this link.
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