Skip to comments.Dead dogs found in box along roadside; dog fighting suspected
Posted on 07/26/2011 4:21:11 PM PDT by Feline_AIDS
YORK COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - The York County Sheriff's Office and the York County Animal Control are investigating after they say an abandoned box with two dead dogs inside was found on the side of the road.
According to the Sheriff's Office, a deputy received a report on Saturday morning around 9:50 a.m. about a box in the roadway on Devinney Road, near the City of York, with two dead dogs inside. This happened on the section of road between McFarland Road and East Liberty Street.
A deputy responded and located the box containing two dead dogs which appeared to be adult pit bulldogs. The dogs had marks and abrasions which could indicate that the dogs had been in fights.
WBTV has learned that the dogs appeared to have been deceased for an extended period of time and were in extreme heat and were decomposing. The animals were removed from the roadway and disposed of.
Lieutenant Mike Baker with the York County Sheriff's Office says the department has deputies permanently assigned to investigate a variety of crimes and offenses which includes animal cruelty.
This investigation has been assigned to those deputies.
"Year-round, those deputies investigate allegations of animal abuse including dog fighting, cockfighting, maltreatment of horses, other livestock or pets," Lieutenant Baker said.
The incident has been making waves on the Internet, with a posting on Craigslist raising eyebrows about the condition of the dogs.
"Incorrect information regarding this case has been circulated both online and in the media," Baker told WBTV. "It is the Sheriff's Office concern that this incorrect information could hamper efforts to determine who is responsible for the death of, and the dumping of these dogs."
Sheriff Bruce Bryant asks that any witnesses, or anyone with information on this case, or any other case of dog fighting or animal cruelty, contact the York County Sheriff's Office at 803-628-3059, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-409-4321.
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