Deaths of dogs found in bags near Ice Age Trail was accidental, owner won’t be charged, sheriff’s office says

TOWN OF VERONA, Wis. — The owner of two pit bulls whose bodies were found inside garbage bags in the Town of Verona earlier this week will not face criminal charges, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

The agency said the dogs’ owner came forward voluntarily and that their deaths were accidental. Details about the exact nature of their deaths were not immediately available.

The owner will also not be cited, the sheriff’s office said.

“We understand that not everyone has the means to pay for the cremation of a pet. The Sheriff’s Office would recommend reaching out to the local Humane Society or a Veterinarian for assistance,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

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On Thursday morning, a passerby reported finding the dogs’ bodies near the Ice Age Trail in the area of Raymond Road and Oak View Drive. One of them was a brown and white male, and the other was a gray and white female.