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CLEVELAND -- On Jan. 20, the Cleveland Animal Protective League received a report of two dead dogs, a neutered German Shepherd mix and a white German Shepherd-Retriever mix, by the railroad tracks at E. 26th Street and Lakeside Avenue.

Based on body condition, the APL believes that the dogs had been dead for up to a week and their bodies kept cold prior to being dumped sometime on Sunday night.

Both were well-fed and appeared to have been someone's pets. One most likely died from blunt force trauma that could be a result of being hit by a car, but foul-play cannot be ruled out.

The other was found decapitated, with the head lying nearby.

It has been determined that decapitation happened post-mortem and was not the cause of death.

The Cleveland APL is conducting an investigation and asks anyone with information about the dog's owner(s), what happened to these dogs, and/or who discarded their remains at E. 26th and Lakeside to call their humane investigations hotline at (216) 377-1630.

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