Authorities in Winter Haven Florida are looking for the person who tied a black adult male Dachshund to a concrete cinder block, and threw him into the Winter Haven canal between Lake May and Lake Shipp.
According to Fox 13 news, two fishermen spotted the dog’s body near the surface of the water and they alerted the authorities to the body. When the authorities arrived they found the dog had a rope tied around his neck. The other end was tied to a cinder block at the bottom of the water.
The Winter Haven Police investigators released the description of the dog on Wednesday stating, “The dog was not neutered or micro-chipped. It is described as all black, except for a light brown muzzle and light brown paws. The body had been in the water for at least 24 hours.”
Don Hill one of the fishermen that found the body was horrified when he and his fishing partner spotted the body. "Something in the water caught my eye. It was slightly protruding out of the water," Hill stated. "We realized he was tied to something. This was no accident. He didn't drown, someone threw him in!"
"I felt really bad. How could someone do that to an animal? I love animals. It’s horrible," Hill continued, "I just hope they catch the person responsible.”
The Winter Haven Police department is asking the public if anyone has any information to contact the Winter Haven Police Detective Matthew Irvin or Detective Michael Roe at 863-401-2256.