Maries County, Mo. - Animal advocates are outraged and raising reward money to catch someone they say abused animals. Advocates from the Pulaski County Humane Society say someone beat eight puppies to death. A neighbor found the bodies of the puppies in rural Dixon near the Pulaski and Maries County line.
Volunteers are putting up reward posters offering up to $700 dollars for information leading to an arrest and conviction. “I looked over into the bushes,” neighbor Diane Shultz said. “I couldn't believe what I was seeing. The puppies looked like they had been stomped on or had been beaten with an instrument.”
Shultz took pictures of the puppies to send to law enforcement and the humane society. The pictures quickly spread across social networking sites outraging many who clicked including the president of the Pulaski County Humane Society. "It's a pretty violent thing to do and then put there for the public to see. It goes beyond somebody just trying to get rid of a litter of puppies," Pulaski County Humane Society President Kim Fuhr said. "It was obvious they had been beaten in the head. That's a horrible death."