Strangled dog found on side of road

Cruelty Investigation: Dog found strangled to death on side of road

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An animal cruelty investigation has been launched after a disturbing discovery was made in Covington County, Mississippi. According to Monday’s WDAM News, someone hung a black and white dog from a tree along Oil Well Road.

The cruel and upsetting situation was initially made on Saturday – the dead dog was found with a tightly wound cable around the neck (described as a speaker wire), which has since been taken by the local authorities as evidence. The canine also had wounds on the side of the body which indicated that he (or she) may have been dragged. Between Saturday and Monday, someone picked up the body and used a yellow rope to hang the dog from a tree.

Tragically, residents in the area have stated that incidents like this are not a rare occurrence. The maximum punishment for animal cruelty in this area is a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail.

Anyone with information about this cruelty case is asked to reach out to the Covington County Sheriff’s Office at (601)765-8281.

(Covington County Sheriff’s Office via Wdam News)

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14 replies
  1. Kathleen Drude says:

    This is beyond disgusting, this poor little dog suffered unspeakable torture and pain before being hung! Human beings are disgusting! The thing that did this needs to be brought to justice! This little dog didn’t deserve this kind of treatment! To the thing that did this I call down on you my curse as you made this innocent dog suffer so shall you and those you care about!

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    So they saw the dog Saturday and left it there so someone between Saturday and Monday could hang it from a tree? What are they all barbarians in Covington County, Mississippi? Why didn’t they pick up the dog Saturday? Disgusting!

    • tina says:

      Penny Eims this story does not make sense it’somewhat confusing. Are you stating the dog was dragged on Saturday and then someone went back there to hang it from a tree later on?

  3. willie hines says:

    and they wonder why tourist or anybody else doesnt want to go to mississippi . Nobody bothered to call police just turn a blind eye so sad for animals living in mississippi

  4. Darla says:

    That fact that incidents like this are not a rare occurrence speaks volumes for some very disturbed people who live there (I did not say ALL people in the area). Sounds like law enforcement needs to be more vigilant about finding the POS who did this.


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