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Outrage among many over Wayne County shooting death of six dogs

Dogs shot in Wayne County Dogs shot in Wayne County

Six dogs were found shot to death last Sunday and left on the side of the road in the Matherville Community in Wayne County.

All the dogs had been shot in the head and lined up next to each other. The unidentified person who discovered the bodies took a picture and it was posted on Facebook. The post was shared by many people, and the response to it was that of outrage among many, including the volunteers at the Southern Cross Animal Rescue who are wanting to see whoever is responsible brought to justice.

"We were alarmed like everyone else," said SCAR President Heather Williams. 

Williams, said the Wayne County Sheriff's Department was aware of the incident, but the person who discovered the dogs did not go to the authorities to report it.

"Whether they fear retribution, or they don't understand the process or understand their rights as citizens, this is a crime and you have your rights as a citizen as we do as an animal rescue organization to go to the police and file a report," said Williams.

Williams urges anyone who witnessed this act or has knowledge of who is responsible should go to the authorities.

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