A north Mobile resident has made a gruesome discovery on Salco Road. Someone has been dumping mutilated dog bodies on the side of the road, and this is not the first time. Helen Hudson discovered a dog corpse that had been skinned on Thursday near her subdivision. Fox 10 News investigated the incident and confirmed the sighting.
According to Hudson, this is not the first incident involving dog bodies being dumped along the side of the road. A few months back, she discovered a pile of bodies that had been burned. While dog fighting is a known problem in Mobile County, the dogs found were not pit bulls, but an assortment of breeds. Fox 10 News discovered that there had been similar complaints in Citronelle about a year ago.
Aside from the inherent cruelty of the act, dumping carcasses along the side of the road is also littering. When dealing with dead pets, if they are not buried or cremated, one can contact animal control or sanitation to handle the situation.
Over 63% of US households own a pet. Every state but Idaho, North Dakota, and South Dakota have felony provisions for animal cruelty. Dogs are frequent targets of animal cruelty. Of the cases of animal cruelty reported by the media, 64.5% involve dogs. Around 25% of the reported cases of cruelty against dogs involve pit bulls.
Anyone with information regarding the dog bodies dumped on Salco Road should contact the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.