Cass Sheriff investigating more reports of animal cruelty

Last Updated on April 15, 2015 by cassnetwork

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department along with Cass County Animal Control are investigating 2 additional reports of animal cruelty in rural Cass County.Cass County Central Dispatch received a call on April 14, 2015 in reference to numerous dead animals in a ditch along the roadside on Cass County Road 1100 East behind Grissom Air Force Base/ Grissom Aero Plex Facility.

Officer Brian Hyder from Cass County Animal Control, discovered five (5) dogs along with one (1) cat, in a drainage ditch located on the East side of the roadway. The six (6) animals were removed from the ditch and the remains transported to the Cass County Humane Society.

On April 15, 2015, Cass County Central Dispatch received another call of dead dogs in a ditch along Cass County Road 1100 East.

Officer Hyder located another site a short distance away from the site reported on April 14, 2015. This fourth site contained seven (7) more dogs; these dogs were also transported to the Cass County Humane Society.

The cause of death for the newly discovered animals is undetermined at this time.

It has been determined that all of the deceased dogs were Blue Tick Hound dogs.

The new discoveries brings the total number of Blue Tick Hounds found dead in southern Cass County to be twenty-five (25): 12 puppies, 12 adult females and one adult male.

This is an ongoing investigation. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department and Cass County Animal Control are asking anyone with information to contact Cass County Central Dispatch at 574-722-6060.