Hayti, Caruthersville investigating several animal abuse cases - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Hayti, Caruthersville investigating several animal abuse cases

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Police searching for kidnapping suspect

    Police searching for kidnapping suspect

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:41 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:41:12 GMT
    Eldorado, IL (KFVS)- Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with the kidnapping of an Eldorado woman. According to Eldorado Police Chief Shannon Deuel, a 19-year-old woman was taken, possibly at knife-point, Wednesday night somewhere on Beulah Street around 9:30 p.m.  
    Eldorado, IL (KFVS)- Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with the kidnapping of an Eldorado woman. According to Eldorado Police Chief Shannon Deuel, a 19-year-old woman was taken, possibly at knife-point, Wednesday night somewhere on Beulah Street around 9:30 p.m.  
  • Cape residents concerned about speeders on Broadway

    Cape residents concerned about speeders on Broadway

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:54:05 GMT
    A Cape Girardeau business owner is raising concerns about people driving over the speed limit on Broadway in the downtown area.
    A Cape Girardeau business owner is raising concerns about people driving over the speed limit on Broadway in the downtown area.
  • Does It Work: Hot Huez Hair Chalk

    Does It Work: Hot Huez Hair Chalk

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:37:36 GMT
    If you're looking for a fun way to heat up your hair style this summer, Hot Huez Temporary Hair Chalk might be a good buy.
    If you're looking for a fun way to heat up your hair style this summer, Hot Huez Temporary Hair Chalk might be a good buy.

HAYTI, MO (KAIT) – The Hayti Police Department and Caruthersville Humane Society are investigating several cases of animal abuse in Hayti.

Saturday, June 23, around 1:30 p.m. Hayti police responded to a call at a vacant lot located on West Lincoln and found seven dogs dead or injured.

"We found three dead dogs, two badly decomposed, one was hanging from his chain into a fence, and it apparently strangled to death," said Officer Michael Slavings.

Officer Slavings said officers found three injured dogs and one that was chained to a tree by his owner.

When Region 8 News visited the vacant lot Sunday afternoon, Hayti police seized the dog that was chained to the tree. 

Investigators said they also discovered at least one more dead dog that was not on the lot during the time of the initial call.

Officer Slavings said no one has claimed any of the animals.

Larry McIntyre lives less than a mile away from where police found the dogs.

"I see a lot of kids come through with them because a lot of kids love pets. So, I don't know what's going on, but I see them a lot though."

The Caruthersville Humane Society is caring for the animals police found alive. "(We) had them all checked out, and they were being treated with antibiotics and what they needed for their wounds," said Caruthersville Humane Society president Karol Wilcox.

"One of the dogs had definite puncture wounds on it that indicate it came from other dogs biting it. So, we had some questions about were they bait dogs or fighting dogs."

Hayti Animal Control officer Ricky Hooper said two of the dogs involved in the investigation were recently stolen from the city shed.

"And now of course we're looking for two of the animals, and find out who stole them because they've moved themselves into a felony range there," said Wilcox.

The Society hopes to find homes for the animals police found alive.

"We would love to get them to know that humans aren't bad and give them a life, somewhere to live out their life comfortably," said Wilcox.

Hayti police are asking anyone with information about the investigation to call the Hayti Police Department at (573) 359-1259, or the Caruthersville Humane Society at (573) 333-0100.

"We've talked to several people in the area, but we don't have any leads at this time about as to who the dogs may belong to."

Copyright 2012 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.