Twelve dachshund mixes abandoned and left to fend for themselves in rural county

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Twelve dachshund mixes were abandoned and left to fend for themselves in the rural area of Plymouth, Indiana. In a call for action, the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office has asked for the public’s help identifying the person(s) responsible for this act of animal cruelty.

“Please contact the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department if you have information about the owner of these dogs. Over the course of more than a week, the Marshall County Humane Society has been trying to capture these terrified dogs who were dumped in the Dixon Lake area. So far, 12 dogs have been rescued and there are more that have yet to be captured. We are asking that you please let the authorities know who you believe is the dogs’ owner.

The owner does not deserve your silence. The animals deserve justice.”

Nancy Cox, the director of the Marshall County Humane Society has been setting humane traps to capture the dogs. An area resident had called the organization when she spotted a small dog running through her yard. What started with trapping one small dog quickly led to a dozen. All of the rescued pups were in terrible physical condition.

According to WsbtNews, similar breed dogs – nine  Dachshund-Chihuahua mixes were found in December 2016 in the same area. The person abandoning the dogs might be a local breeder who has been unsuccessful in selling the pups.

Abandoning a pet is a Class A misdemeanor and if found guilty, a person faces one year in jail and a $5,000 fine for each count. There are better solutions than abandoning a defenseless pup in the woods.

There have been reports of more dogs in the area.

If you know who owns these dogs, call the Sheriff’s Department at 574-936-3187.

(Photos Montgomery County Humane Society)

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8 replies
  1. Gizmos Mommy says:

    People make me sick. Some of the things people do are so reprehensible there’s no words to describe their actions. Situations like this enhance my acceptance of total and complete misanthropy. I prefer the company of my dogs to most people.

  2. pennysdachshunds says:

    For over the last 26 years my husband and I have given over 70 dachshunds and dachshund mixes who ended up without a family a caring and loving home.. we were fortunate to have found homes for many of them and always kept contact with the people that took them and WE have made damn sure that they were taken care of … I am JUST totally sick at heart to read this STORY… the “FKNG ” Son-of-a-Bitch that has done this Horrific Deed NEEDS to impaled on a pole and left without food or water in the sun till death!!! These little dogs are so very loving, trusting, independent, and dedicated to their people it is phenomenal. These little dogs are so people orientated that they really depend on their person and to do this is barbaric and EVIL… For Christ Sake it can’t be that hard to find this puppy mill can it!!! AFTER ALL THIS IS THE SECOND GO ROUND OF DUMPING DOGS!!!! What the Hell is this one of the RELIGIOUS SECTS in your area…. ??? I sincerely hope you are able to find these Creeps and PUT a Stop this ONCE & FOR ALL!!

  3. pennysdachshunds says:

    THIS IS THE SECOND TIME???? This is NOT New York City with a population of millions… I don’t think it should take the FBI or CIA to find out who in the HELL is doing this EVIL , CRUEL, BARBARIC , dumping of these little dachshund mixes for the predator’s out in the Woods to Stalk and kill… Dachshunds are one of the Most dedicated, devoted, determined, breeds of small dogs on this Earth… They will stay next to their human thru thick and thin and protective to the very end of life. This sicken me no end… We have taken in little dachshunds from elders, that were either terminally ill, or broken bodies and souls for the last 26 years. I have made hundreds of trips to the home, nursing facility, and long term care with different little ones to visit their “first” mom or dad over the years and to see them together has brought tears to even the most hardened of people… This area can’t be so big and populated that SOMEONE doesn’t know The Scum Bag doing this… I hope the Animal Control, Sheriff, Game and Fish and Wildlife, will TAKE more Time and Make More of an Effort to put a Stop to this Practice of a total lack of Compassion, and Responsibility for the pups this Bastard has produced for the BUCK and then Resfused to Take CARE of …. I am Surprised they didn’t just starve or Kill them outright.. That will be NEXT!!!

  4. Adrienne says:

    They or the police need to set up cameras to see who is doing this. Someone in the puppy mill industry have to know who has done this and have a substantial reward posted all over that area and town.

  5. pennysdachshunds says:

    This is A CLASSIC CASE for LEGISLATION ON BANNING PUPPY MILLS & BACK YARD breeding ALL across our NATION… I believe the majority vote would support THIS , BUT our Senators, and Representatives Won’t support the Bill:: WHY VOTES from the VERY BREEDERS of Puppy Mill Pets. where the majority are abused , not properly nourished, vaccination not provided due to cost, horrendous conditions of cages, food and water bowels( if there even are any ) unsanitary conditions, INBREEDING & PRODUCING QUALITY PETS that are NOT HEALTHY TO BEGIN WITH & OFTEN DIE OR COST THE PERSON THAT PURCHASES THESE UNFORTUNATE LITTLE ANIMALS OR THEY SIMPLY ARE SO ILL THEY DIE< OFTEN CAUAING GRIEF AND TRAUMA TO THE FAMILIES THAT PURCHASE SAID "HEALTHY" PETS!!

  6. Jan Barnes says:

    I am praying that all of them are rescued and find loving homes! Also, that this heartless subhuman is caught and severely punished!


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