GRAPHIC CONTENT: Dogs shot and dumped on a Craighead County road

GRAPHIC CONTENT: Dogs shot and dumped on a Craighead County road

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The Craighead County Sheriff's Department is investigating an animal cruelty case after 4 dogs were found shot in the head and dumped on the side of a road Sunday.

Residents reported finding the wounded dogs on the side of Craighead County Road 304.

Detective Justin Rolland said 1 of the dogs had died but the other 3 were still alive when deputies arrived. They did put the dogs down because they were in misery.

The dogs were left at the scene until the county road department could come pick them up.

Rolland said they tried to recover bullet fragments from the bodies but was unable to do so. He said these cases don't appear often but they are still as serious crime.

"That's the reason why we take these type of incidents very seriously," Rolland said. "The killing of 4 animals at the same time, we just we think it's pretty horrific and we would like to find out who is responsible for it for sure."

Neighbors said they didn't see anything suspicious before the dogs were found.

A man who lives near the scene said people dump items there all the times, including live dogs and the bodies of deer and boar.

The Craighead County Sheriff's Department is still investigating this case and trying to find the person responsible.

If you have any information that could help in the investigation, you are urged to contact the sheriff's department.

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