Jennings County authorities want answers after discovery of dead dogs

Authorities in Jennings County are looking for those responsible for dumping dead dogs in Columbia Township.

On Tuesday, detectives from the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office met with Jennings County Animal Control Officers at the scene on County Road 740 East, just south of County Road 1000 North. Authorities say the dogs were found by a concerned citizen driving through the area on the afternoon of Feb. 28th. According to the witness, they had drove through the area earlier in the day and did not see any animals. When the citizen drove through later they saw numerous dead dogs a short distance from the roadway.

The dogs are described as:

– (1) mature female brindle & white Pit bull
– (1) mature female Beagle mix which had recently given birth
– (1) mature brown female Boxer
– (7) 4-5 month old puppies (approximate)
– (2) puppies 1-2 weeks old (approximate)

Authorities say a necropsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death for the animals.

Anybody with information on this case is urged to call the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at (812) 346-0342 or Jennings County Central Dispatch at (812) 346-4911. Tips and information can be left anonymously.