Animal rescue center claims inmates with prison program killed rescue dog

- An animal rescue center in Middletown, Ohio says one of their dogs was brutally killed while working in a prison program that pairs rescue dogs with inmates.

The dog, a 4-year-old German Shepherd and Norwegian Elkhound mix named Evie, was found Saturday morning “unresponsive by her handlers and she had passed away,” Joseph’s Legacy, the animal rescue center that placed the pup with Warren Correctional Institution, wrote in an online statement.

A necropsy, an animal autopsy, revealed Evie “died from blunt force trauma to her abdomen causing her liver to hemorrhage and her kidney was also damaged,” Joseph’s Legacy wrote. “We’re all undeniably angered and overwhelmingly upset.”

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