Two dogs, left in the cold without food, die of neglect


Police are trying to find out who killed two dogs, Tuesday, after they were left outside in the cold with no food.

"We take this very seriously in our county and as far as I'm concerned they need to be put in jail," said Dr. Carol Ecker, executive director of the Humane Society of St. Joseph County, where the dogs were taken.

They arrived within an hour of one another.

"We're not sure at this time if the two cases are related," said Genny Carlson, outreach coordinator for the society.

The first dog, a Shar-Pei puppy, was found deceased along Currant Rd. in Mishawaka on Tuesday afternoon.

"Someone actually dumped them in the freezing cold," said Ecker.

The second dog, a poodle mix discovered near the intersection of Hickory Rd. and McKinley Ave., died shortly after arriving at the Humane Society.

"It's all skin and bone," said Ecker.

The Humane Society said it's offering a thousand dollar reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the neglect.