A resident in Cahokia, Illinois, recently made a disturbing discovery right behind his house – according to KMOV News, a dead dog was locked inside of a cage. The resident, Don Dillon, is shaken by what he found in the tree line near his home – he told the news agency, “It’s devastating. I have literally spent hours crying.”
What happened to the dog?
Dillon’s own dog was traumatized by the dog inside of the cage – in fact, it was his own dog’s behavior which led him to investigate what had been left outside. A friend went to see what was under a gray tarp, he recounted, “He lifted up the tarp and said ‘Yep, it’s a dead dog. It’s a black dog,’ and that’s when I just broke down,” adding, “the lack of humanity. The cruelty. It’s criminal.”
Now Dillon fears that someone locked the dog inside of the cage and let him (or her) die there. He said, “Does that mean it was abandoned and this poor thing sat out there and died alone? I’m sorry. It devastates me that someone could do this to an animal.”
The dog’s body will be scanned for a microchip by the local animal control agency.
(screenshot via KMOV news)
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