Police in Charlotte, North Carolina are searching for information following the murder of seven dogs. The bodies of the hunting dogs were found with gunshot wounds and broken necks, dumped on a rural road in Union County, North Carolina, at the end of January.
Source: Pawsitive Impact NC Dog Rescue
Staff fromPawsitive Impact NC Dog Rescue arrived on scene to help identify the dogs and called it "gruesome".However, neither police nor the County Sheriff's office were able to link the dogs to an owner, complicating the crime even further. A report has been filed with the Union County Sheriff's Department and authorities are looking for any information, offering a reward. Pawsitive Impact shared on their Facebook page:
CRIMESTOPPERS is offering a $5,000 reward, as well as several private citizens offering additional money towards the total reward for any leads resulting in an arrest. If you know anything please come forward and talk to Union County Sheriff's Dept. [704-283-3789]
Information can be given anonymously.Volunteers from the rescue shelter posthumously named each of the dogs to give them dignity in death. They will henceforth be known as Sophie, Scarlett, Rhett, Ingrid, Clyde, Baker and Bailey. They continued:
We took two of the dog's bodies to Ballantyne Veterinarian Clinic and Dr Humphrey confirmed the gunshot wounds and broken necks. The sheriff's office & Dr. Humphrey confirmed none of the dogs are microchipped.
The shelter posted graphic photos of the murdered dogs on their Facebook page.They are asking for this post to be shared in the following counties in hopes of learning information about the person who did this: Union, Stanley, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg and Anson.