December 06 the LCSO began an investigation of alleged animal abuse in rural Livingston County. A person reported a man had apparently killed several puppies by placing them in Ziploc style bags and then put them in another container about 2 days prior. The witness reported one puppy still barley alive and took that pup to a local veterinarian office where it passed.
The investigation shows the citizen agreed to watch after a female dog for the owner during the summer 2019. In November 2019 that dog gave birth to at least 7 puppies. On or about the 4th of December the suspect placed 6 puppies in the bags and another in a trash bag and placed them in another container. The suspect claimed he did not realize this was illegal and did not want to see the puppies starve.
In all there were 7 puppies that had died. We do have information from the veterinarian included in the report but no actual cause of death was determined locally.
Incident report being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.
Sheriff Steve Cox