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Sonoma County Animal Services Investigating Dog Found Dead in Backpack

A necropsy on the tan and white Chihuahua mix dog found it died of asphyxiation by strangulation, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office

Sonoma County Animal Services is investigating the death of a female dog that was found in a backpack on the side of a road last month.

The roughly 8-month-old dog was found dead July 27 in an Outdoor Products-brand black backpack with red straps and a black leash at Todd and Stony Point roads south of Santa Rosa.

A necropsy on the tan and white Chihuahua mix dog found it died of asphyxiation by strangulation, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office. The dog did not have a microchip.

Anyone with information about the dog is asked to call Sonoma County Animal Services at (707) 565-7100.

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