ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. – Law enforcement in North Carolina is investigating after 10 dead dogs were found wrapped in trash bags and thrown along a roadside ditch.
In a Facebook post, Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins said most of the deceased dogs were pit bulls.
Wilkins said the dogs were found by people volunteering for a cleanup event called “Operation Spring Cleaning” over the weekend.
After the discovery, Wilkins told CNN that the sheriff’s office’s animal cruelty investigator and a local veterinarian were called to the location.
According to Wilkins, the vet said the dogs didn’t appear to be involved in dog-fighting and there were no obvious causes of death or injury.
Aside from the dogs, the sheriff’s office called the event a “huge success,” with a total of 1,545 large bags of trash collected by the groups involved, as well as over 200 discarded tires.