Photo: Vultures congregating near dog in Greensboro cause concern

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Vultures surround a dog tethered to a tree in a yard at 2803 Phillips Ave., Tuesday, December 30, 2014, in Greensboro. After Guilford County Animal Control was called, the dog was removed from the property, but its condition was unknown, as the officer went off duty shortly after picking up the dog. (ROB BROWN/News & Record)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County Animal Control officers retrieved a dog from a Greensboro home after people reported seeing dozens of black vultures sitting in trees over it, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

The pit bull, in the backyard of a home in the 2800 block of Phillips Avenue, was in good shape, said Animal Control Officer Eric Mann.

An officer took the dog to the animal shelter to prevent the birds from harming it, Mann said.

The officer left a notification on the home’s front door and the dog’s owners contacted Animal Control and said they intend to retrieve the dog, Mann said.