Investigation determines no foul play involved in dogs falling from Carilion parking garage

Dogs fell from the 6th floor of the parking garage


ROANOKE, Va. – The two dogs who fell from the 6th floor of the Carilion parking garage were victims of an accident, according to authorities.

The Carilion Clinic Police Department, along with the Roanoke Police Department, reviewed security camera footage and interviewed several witnesses in the course of their investigation.

They say there is no evidence of foul play and no one was with the dogs when they fell on Oct. 12 from the 6th floor of the parking garage on Belleview Avenue in Roanoke.


Authorities say they are investigating after two dogs went over a wall of a Roanoke parking garage. 

Roanoke police say their Animal Protection Services Unit responded to the Carilion parking garage, in the 1400 block of Hamilton Terrace SE, to help Carilion police with a report that two dogs had gone over a wall on the sixth floor.  

Police say both dogs lived close by and had escaped their enclosure. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the two dogs seriously injured in the parking lot next to the garage. 

Authorities say both dogs were taken to Roanoke Emergency Veterinary Services and were met there by their owners. 

Due to the severity of their injuries, each dog had to be put down. 

Police say they will continue to investigate with Carilion police. They don't know yet if any criminal activity was involved with the incident.