A horrifying story out of southern Indiana, officials now know most of the eleven dogs found dead by the side of a road last week were shot with an air rifle.
Two of the puppies were beaten to death. All of them were likely dumped from a car in Jennings County, Indiana.
Officers Jennifer Foster and Michelle Acton say they’ve never seen anything as disturbing as this.
One litter around 3 months old. The other litter just a week or two.
“Both mamas were right around here and all the babies were scattered around there,” says Officer Acton.
“They were shot by an air rifle. The newborns, they were actually bashed. I mean, it was blunt force trauma for them.”
“Anything could have happened. We’re hoping that it was an overwhelming thing for them and not just an act of cruelty for someone you know to do that to eleven animals,” says Officer Foster.