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)