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Severed Heads of Two Dogs Found in Dumpster
The severed heads of two dogs were found inside a dumpster in South Los Angeles yesterday.Today police are asking for the public's help to try to understand what happened to the dogs, and they're offering a $5,000 reward for more information about the dogs, according to KNX (via CBS L.A.).
The dogs' heads—but not their bodies—were discovered in a dumpster behind a CVS at the Vermont Slauson Shopping Center yesterday. LAPD told KNX that it appears that the heads were sliced off with a sharp object. One of the dogs was a mixed chocolate Labrador retriever and the other looks like a tan German shepherd.
Animal cruelty detectives on are the case, and they're trying to figure out whether the dogs were involved in a dog fighting ring. It looks like an animal cruelty case whether the dogs were still alive or dead when they were decapitated.
“Hopefully they weren’t alive, but if they were alive, it’s brutal,” LAPD spokeswoman Norma Eisenmann told KNX.