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Friday, Jan 13, 2006County: Allen
Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!
Huntington County police are pursuing several leads in the deaths of 10 dogs found January 13, 2006 near Salamonie Reservoir, Sheriff Kent Farthing said.
The dogs' bodies were found dumped in a pile in a wooded area near County Road 700 West and 200 South, Farthing said.
A local resident contacted police after her husband discovered the dogs. County Animal Control officer Lori Hendrickson and Deputy Tim Farthing responded to the report. Because the animals were on reservoir property, the Department of Natural Resources assisted in disposing of the remains. Conservation officers buried the dogs' bodies on the property, Kent Farthing said.
Although the dogs had no gunshot wounds or other noticeable injuries, no lab testing was done to determine the causes of death. Lab testing would be too costly, he said. Because of the condition of the bodies, police believe the dogs had been dumped recently, Farthing said. Nine of the dogs were described as Lab mixes – probably a male and female and their grown offspring – and another was a Brittany spaniel.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's department at 260-356-8316.
If you have information on this case, please contact:
Huntington Co Police
- Journal Gazette - January 18, 2006
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