10 dogs, mostly pit bulls, found in trash bags in a ditch, sheriff says


ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTW) — An investigation is underway after 10 dogs, mostly pit bulls, were found wrapped in trash bags and thrown into a ditch in North Carolina.

The dogs were found while volunteers were cleaning up along the side of the road during Robeson County’s “Operation Spring Cleaning,” said Sheriff Burnis Wilkins.

“Sadly and under current investigation was the discovery of 10 dogs (mostly but not all pit-bulls) wrapped in trash bags and thrown alongside a ditch bank,” said the sheriff, describing pictures of black bags in the water. He added, “But we won’t display the dogs themselves.”

Wilkins said a total of 1,545 large bags of trash were collected during the cleanup. More than 200 tires, several refrigerators, stoves and a new 65-inch TV still in the box were picked up for disposal.

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