MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Ark. — Investigators are asking the public for information about three dogs that were found dead along a Mississippi County highway.
The one surviving dog got the attention of a passing driver Friday evening as it was trying to cross Highway 150 at North County Road 631 near Gosnell, the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office said.
When the driver went to pick up the dog, they noticed the three dead dogs in some tall grass, authorities say.
“Injuries were noted in the throat, head area,” said Sheriff Dale Cook.
Cook said the sheriff’s office still hasn’t determined how the dogs died or who dumped them. In a news release, they asked the public for tips regarding the case as well as tips about possible dog fighting.
“We’re asking for any leads or anybody that knows anything or has heard anything or rumors or what have you to please give us a call so we can follow up on that,” Cook said.
Cook said it’s possible the dogs had been sitting there for two or three days, but people in the area told WREG they hadn’t noticed anything out of the ordinary.
Anyone with information on what happened to the dogs is asked to call the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department at 870-658-2242 or Crimestoppers at 844-910-STOP.