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Dead dog, her puppies found suffocated and decomposing in bag dumped in Las Vegas park

Authorities estimated that the bag had been at the park for at least a few days because of the state the dogs' bodies were in
UPDATED MAY 11, 2020
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Las Vegas police have initiated an investigation after deceased dogs and puppies were found stuffed in a bag at a city park, according to reports. The dogs were reportedly discovered on Friday, May 8, at Desert Breeze Park.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police were called to the scene where they found a mother dog and a few puppies tied up in a large plastic bag. The canines appeared to have been suffocated, according to KNTV.

Authorities estimated that the bag had been at the park for at least a few days because of the state the dogs' bodies were in. Reports state that they were already decomposing. The man who found the bag told the outlet that he only wanted to be identified as "Joe" because he was afraid of possible retaliation from whoever was responsible for the horrible act.

"There was a mother dog and a few puppies in there that someone had tied up, and looks like they may have suffocated them," he told the outlet. Joe added that the bag was initially found by his own dog who ran over to the plastic bag after he let her off her leash.

Joe described the scene, saying that the bag was surrounded by blood and there was a strong odor emanating from the area. 

"Police were saying that the bag had been there for probably a few days because of the decomposing of the animals," he explained. "Drop the dogs off at a shelter, or even the fire department, police department, instead of wrapping them in a plastic bag and dumping them in the desert."

Gina Greisen of Nevada Voters for Animals, an animal-linked social welfare organization, also commented on the incident, saying, "To hear that anybody would hurt an animal, or even dump an animal in this way, it's just heartbreaking. I hope they get to the bottom of it, I hope tips come in as to who did this."

Similar acts of animal cruelty have been reported across the world amid the coronavirus pandemic and its resulting movement restrictions.

Last month, a tortured pet cat with its legs duct-taped and tied together with cable was discovered by a Melbourne resident in a public park. The cat was reportedly left to die at the Wally Tew Reserve in Ferntree Gully in Melbourne, Australia before the locals found the feline on Thursday, April 30. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), Victoria, was alerted by the unidentified local before they took the distressed animal to a vet for treatment.

The duct tape and cable tie were wrapped so tightly around the cat's hind legs that the tie cut into its flesh and his legs were swollen.

The RSPCA, last month, had also brought another disturbing incident to the fore by releasing shocking images of a cat burnt to death on a disposable BBQ in Doncaster, UK. The animal welfare charity had said that they were looking into reports that a cat was skewered and burnt in an alleyway in Wheatley after it was discovered by a horrified dog walker.