Dead dog found in freezer donated to thrift shop

LOMA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities say a freezer donated to a thrift shop contained an unwelcome surprise — a dead dog.

Jodi Miller of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department says investigators were called to the Re:Live Thrift in Loma Linda Tuesday night.

The San Bernardino Sun ( ) says two men scavenging in the area opened the freezer and found blood and a plastic-wrapped object inside.

Miller tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise ( that the foul-smelling package turned out to contain a dead dog.

Miller says it's not the right way to dispose of an animal — but it's not a crime.