D.C. police are investigating a report that a dog died after being accidentally left in a car wash by a customer, the second death linked to a vehicle wash since May.
In addition to the second dog, at least two other dogs died in the vehicle wash and at least six people have been hospitalized, police said in a statement Tuesday.
D.C.’s Animal Care and Control received a complaint about the accident at the end of May, but no charges were filed at the time, according to the police statement.
D.A. Kim told the news media that the owner of the car wash was not in possession of the dog’s leash when the accident occurred.
“The dog was never in danger and was not injured in any way,” Kim said.
A local veterinarian has tested positive for the coronavirus and said the dog had not yet tested positive.
The veterinarian did not say when the test was taken or how it was determined.