NAPLES, Fla. - Only on WINK News; two dogs found dead, stuffed into a bin and thrown into a Naples pound. Now, other pet owners are living in fear.
“There were a bunch of cop cars over here and I’d seen two paper bags that looked suspicious. The only reason I really thought it was strange, they were both folded on the top and one had flies all over it,” Naples resident Jason Jackson explains.
It was a disturbing scene for much of the neighborhood just off US 41.
“When I saw the Sheriffs here and saw them pulling out these poor dogs from the pond it tripled my concern,” Gregory Gennett tells WINK News.
It was in a small lake, on the corner of Washington Avenue and Palm Street, Domestic Animal Services says two small Pekingese, Lhasa Apso mix dogs were found. Both shoved into a paint bin and submerged for at least two days.
Residents are now up in arms over the idea of a possible animal killer living nearby.
The Sheriff’s Office is not telling us yet who owns the dogs. As they investigate, people living nearby keep close watch on their own pets. Especially Gennett who says his cat went missing a few days ago.
Authorities are currently waiting for necropsies. Until those are complete they may not know if the dogs were killed or tortured before being put inside the bin.