This past weekend, the Union County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call regarding seven dogs that were found dead in a ditch alongside Morgan Academy Road in Union County. Officers on the scene reported that the dogs may have been used as hunting dogs. Deputies reported that they were all shot in the head and killed sometime last last week, between Thursday morning and Friday night (Jan. 26th-27th).
Since the Sheriff’s Office has not yet made any arrests in connection with the dogs’ deaths, PETA stepped up to offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and cruelty-to-animals conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of the dogs.
In addition, Crime Stoppers and several local organizations pitched in an additional $9,000 for help with the search, bringing the total reward to $14,000:
“Someone in the community committed a horrific and callous mass execution of these seven dogs,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA is urging anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately so that their attacker can be held accountable for this crime.”
If you have any information about this case, please contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Animal Services at 704-283-2308.