In Amory, Mississippi, a long time dog rescuer who spends his own money and time caring for dozens of thrown away dogs, was left “shaken to the core” this week after making a grisly discovery after finding the remains of one of three dogs that had escaped from the property a few months ago.
Carroll Moffett, a retired Monroe County supervisor, found Jarhead, one of the missing dogs, on Ritter Road – alongside of Moffett’s property. The dog’s head had been bashed in with a brick and his body set on fire. The dog still wore his orange collar Moffett gives to most of his dogs; the heartbreaking discovery brought Moffett to tears. According to WaaytvNews, the rescuer, with the ultimate soft spot for dogs which he shares his 13-acre property with, can’t imagine why anyone would kill such a friendly dog:
“They threw him out on the side of the road, in the middle of the night and left the brikc they knocked him in the head with,” stated Moffett. “They poured gas on him and burned him – and I just don’t understand why. I don’t know how anybody could do that…”
Although Moffett, is not an official shelter, all of the dogs are well-cared for; each having their own blankets, plenty of food, water and shelter – including air conditioning for those unbearable Mississippi summers. In an interview with the Daily Journal, Moffett stated his truck is always stocked with a bag of dog food in case he encounters any strays. Over the years he and his family have tried to find homes for the dogs they pick up as strays; the ones they can’t get adopted, they keep.
“I know I can’t care for all of them but I have to do what I can for the ones I know about,” he said.
A police report has been filed, and Moffett is asking the public for help. Anyone with information about the death of Jarhead is asked to call Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell at 662.369.2468. Two more dogs are still missing; help them find their way back home.
Rest in peace Jarhead.
(Photos where rescuer shaken to the core over grisly discovery via screenshots Waaytv)
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