Jennings detectives seek tips after dead dogs found dumped in Columbia Township

JENNINGS COUNTY — The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information about the discovery of numerous dead dogs that were dumped in a wooded area in Columbia Township.

On Tuesday, Jennings County Animal Control officials met with sheriff’s department detectives about an investigation into the dogs, which were found by a passerby driving through the area the afternoon of Feb. 28.

According to the witness, who said the dogs were not there earlier in the day, but were observed later a short distance from the roadway.

The dogs are described as:

  • One mature female brindle and white pitbull
  • One mature female beagle mix which had recently given birth
  • One mature brown female boxer
  • Seven (4- to 5-month-old) puppies (approximate age)
  • Two puppies (1- to 2-weeks old) (approximate age)

The dogs were found on County Road 740E, south of County Road 1000N in Columbia Township, near the Zenas slab area. A necropsy is planned for the animals to determine their cause of death.

Anyone with information about the dogs is asked to call the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department tip line at 812-346-0342 or Jennings County Central Dispatch at 812-346-4911.