In a disturbing discovery on Thursday morning, three rescue dogs were found dead at the Humane Society of the Delta in Helena, Arkansas after they were intentionally released from their kennels and used as “bait” for fighting dogs, reports the organization to their followers on their Facebook page.
“We are saddened beyond measure, disgusted beyond words, and feel powerless and exhausted… During the night, three of our dogs were purposefully released from their kennels and attacked by fighting dogs for “practice”… When we arrived to the shelter this morning, we discovered their mauled, lifeless bodies.”
The Phillips County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. According to LocalMemphis, this isn’t the first time dogs have been stolen or abused. Shelter director Beth Florek operates on a shoestring budget and relies only on donations. Of prime importance for the shelter is to erect a security fence, cameras, better lighting, and an air-conditioning unit for the building so the dogs can be brought in at night where they will be safe. The organization has an air-conditioned warehouse where the puppies are housed.
“Our animals need help… Our animals need air-conditioning… Our animals need a secure environment…
Please, please help our animals.. We need people to adopt, rescue, and foster. We need money to air-condition the building we have so that we can safely and securely house our animals!…”
Sadly the Humane Society only averages $500 to $600 a month, and even without air-conditioning, expenses can soar up to $12,000 a month to operate. Please consider helping; click here for more information. A GoFund link can be found here.
If you know anything that can help in this investigation, call the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office at (870) 338-5555.