After discovering the bodies of seven hunting dogs dead from gunshot wounds and broken necks, authorities in Charlotte, North Carolina are in search of those responsible.
Charlotte police are investigating what Pawsitive Impact NC Dog Rescue has called a “very gruesome, heartbreaking scene;” a line of seven murdered dogs left on the side of a rural road. Staff from the rescue came to the aid of the Union County Sheriff’s Department in identifying the dogs. However, adding no small amount of difficulty to the case, neither police or animal rescue professionals were able to link the dogs to an owner.
“We took two of the dog’s bodies to Ballantyne Veterinarian Clinic and Dr Humphrey confirmed the gunshot wounds and broken necks,” Positive Impact posted on January 28. “The sheriff’s office & Dr. Humphrey confirmed none of the dogs are microchipped.”
The shelter posted graphic pictures of the dogs on Facebook, along with a short memorial, lending new names to each.