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Blackwater: Six dogs die in hot van, four Academi workers fired from Moyock NC training site | News & Observer

Blackwater: Six dogs die in hot van, four Academi workers fired from Moyock NC training site | News & Observer

Reports of six dogs dying after being left inside an unattended van at the former Blackwater private security services firm in northeastern North Carolina have caused a stir as people question the way the animals were treated.

The incident occurred July 8 at the 7,000-acre training center in Moyock owned by private security services firm Academi, WAVY in Portsmouth, Va., reported. The center, formerly known as Blackwater, boasts on its website to be the largest privately-owned training center in the United States.

The dogs – German shepherds and Belgian Malinois – were said to have died after the air conditioning failed in the van where two handlers had placed them 35 minutes earlier.

Source: Blackwater: Six dogs die in hot van, four Academi workers fired from Moyock NC training site | News & Observer