56 dead dogs were discovered in the woods in Arkansas Thursday.
The Searcy County sheriff said two people from a lumber mill came across the dead dogs in a remote forest area off of Arkansas 254, KY3 reports. The sheriff thinks someone brought the dogs to the woods, fed them poison and then shot them.
“Systematically just start shooting and just leaving them lying and not even making sure that they’re dead. I just can’t imagine somebody doing that,” said Sheriff Joey Pruitt. The shelter manager from the local Humane Society has been rescuing the few canine survivors and nursing them back to health. (One surviving dog had to be put down, bringing the total number of victims to 57.)
Investigators have recovered evidence but have not named any suspects. But the sheriff’s office has told locals they do not believe the perpetrator is stealing people’s pets.
- How to Help Victims of the Texas School Shooting
- TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2022
- What the Buffalo Tragedy Has to Do With the Effort to Overturn Roe
- Column: The U.S. Failed Miserably on COVID-19. Canada Shows It Didn't Have to Be That Way
- N.Y. Will Soon Require Businesses to Post Salaries in Job Listings. Here's What Happened When Colorado Did It
- The 46 Most Anticipated Movies of Summer 2022
- ‘We Are in a Moment of Reckoning.’ Amanda Nguyen on Taking the Fight for Sexual Violence Survivors to the U.N.