According to the organization, All About Animals Rescue, sometime between 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday, the shelter in Downtown Macon was violated. Someone entered through the facility's gates, removed security chains and released dozens of dogs from their kennels.
The dogs who were released from their pens began to fight and three were killed.
The agency stated:
We are left grieving the death of three sweet, innocent lives: Butler, Jack and Flapjack.
Additionally, we have eight dogs in bad shape at three different vets: Lionel, Belle, Mic, Iggy, Asher, Orson, Ansley and Theo.
Several other dogs were left with serious injuries, including one dog who appears to have been slashed; her wounds suggest that she was intentionally cut.
Four dogs were missing when volunteers arrived to the shelter, but they have since been located and secured.
On the rescue agency's Facebook page, the following sad observation, about the aftermath of the traumatic event, was posted:
Even the dogs who were not involved in this crime are traumatized. Our hearts broke all over again as we found them shaking, cowering in their kennels when we are usually greeted with wiggling bodies and flapping tails.
A reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this cruel crime.
The rescue agency posted:
A generous, anonymous donor has offered a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person involved in this horrific crime.
Anyone with information is asked to contact:
Learn more about what you can do to help at this link to the shelter's Facebook page.
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