Originally posted on Philly Sports Live  |  Last updated 8/1/12

Louisiana Tech reported on its Facebook page on Wednesday that its live bulldog mascot that had been missing since Sunday, Tech XX, died of heat stroke and was covered up by an employee at the Sexton Animal Health Center after he or she left the dog outside too long.

How could you do something like this? This is just as bad as leaving a child in the car. Our thoughts are that Sexton Animal Health Care should be shut down or monitored. What a disgrace! This is murder!

It was reported on Monday that Tech XX had been let out to go to the bathroom but disappeared when an employee of the clinic returned to let him back in. That was apparently a lie as the school posted a note from the mascot’s caretaker, Patrick Sexton, who also runs the animal health center that read in part:

Regretfully, I learned this morning that through negligence of an employee, Tech XX was left outside too long on Sunday evening and passed away from a heat stroke. That employee unfortunately chose to handle it the wrong way and attempted to cover it up. Due to this negligence, the employee is no longer employed by Sexton Animal Health Center.

My family, my staff and I are extremely upset at this tragic turn of events as I know the entire Louisiana Tech Family is as well. Tech XX was a member of our immediate family and a daily part of our lives for the past four years. We are devastated over the circumstances of his passing and there will be a large void in our hearts for some time to come. As with any family member, we will spend considerable time grieving his passing.

Put this employee to prison as he covered up a murder! Where did they put the dog you SICK People!


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