GRAPHIC: Deputy investigates dogs dumped from bridge

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A sheriff's deputy says at least two dogs were killed and dumped in Craighead County.

Deputy Mike Lawrence states in an incident report that he talked to a Bono woman over the phone about dead dogs she found in a ditch Wednesday afternoon.

She found them at a bridge on County Road 328 just north of County Road 308.

When Deputy Lawrence arrived on the scene, the woman showed him where the dogs were. The deputy reports that at least two dogs were in a plastic bag.

"It appeared that the dogs were killed, put in a bag, and then thrown from the bridge," Lawrence states in the report.

The Craighead County Road Department was notified and said they would remove the remains by Thursday.

Amber Higginbottom is the woman who found the dogs.

She said it's not the first time she's found dead dogs in the ditch under the bridge.

"Just happened upon it, it was two older dogs that were shot dead," she said.  "After that, it just seemed to keep happening."

She said she began finding the dead dogs in bags there about a year ago.

"Its sad and it's scary," she said.  "I think it's more heartbreaking to think that these animals probably have never known love or known what it feels like to be loved."

She said she hopes the sheriff's department can find the person who is dumping the dogs.

Right now, it's unknown who put the dogs in the bag or who the dogs belong to.

The Craighead County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with any information to call them at 870-933-4551

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