Sexually abused dog taken to shelter; sheriff searching for owner

Updated: Jun. 28, 2017 at 3:49 PM EDT
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Huggles (Source: Isle of Wight Sheriff's Office)
Huggles (Source: Isle of Wight Sheriff's Office)

ISLE OF WIGHT, VA (WWBT) - A stray dog is recovering from a horrifying case of sexual abuse in Isle of Wight County.

A family found the beagle-hound mix in Windsor. They named her "Huggles" and took her to an animal shelter.

Vets removed a tumor and spayed her, but she appeared to have developed an infection. When Huggles' condition worsened despite treatment, vets used exploratory surgery to determine the problem - and that's when they discovered the signs of sexual abuse.

Deputies are asking anyone with information to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. PETA is also offering a $5,000 reward.

WARNING: Facebook post contains graphic details of the abuse

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