Dead Dogs Found Dumped Near Muskegon Co. Elementary School

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. – Two dogs were found dumped along the road near McMillan Elementary School in Fruitland Township Sunday night.

The Muskegon County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident after a husband and wife discovered the dogs while they were out for a walk.

“Hopefully it’s not dog fighting,” Deputy Tiffany Peterson with the sheriff department’s animal control division said. “Looks like there’s some bite marks and teeth wounds to their jowl area, their jaws…everything.”

Peterson said the dogs appear to be two boxers and that they’re about 2 years old. She said while the injuries don’t indicate any dog fighting took place, she can’t be sure.

“There wasn’t really a whole lot of other extensive wounds to the body,” she said.

Joe and Gail Weaver are the couple who found the dogs.

“I wish they would’ve been breathing so we could’ve picked them up and took them to our place,” Gail said.

The couple returned later Sunday night with a blanket to cover the animals  up.

“I didn’t want the kids to come Monday morning and see dead animals on the way to school,” Joe said.

On Monday, Joe and Gail were the first ones back to the scene. They came with a shovel, ready to take the dogs home with them, before animal control arrived.

“I wanted to come and get them and bury them,” Gail said. “Say ‘We’re sorry this happened to you.’”

A veterinarian who works with the sheriff’s department is conducting an autopsy on the dogs.

“I’d like to be alone with whoever did this for ten minutes…that’s the rage inside of me. [It] takes you to a place you don’t even want to go,” Joe said.

Joe served in the Air Force and left an American flag with the dogs.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Department or Tiffany Peterson at 231-724-3470.


16 Comments to “Dead Dogs Found Dumped Near Muskegon Co. Elementary School”

    Karen said:
    February 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    You can help in raising money for a reward to catch the jerks who did this:

    Cheryl said:
    February 24, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Why would you want to bury them before animal control got there?! That would make them suspicious of you being the possible suspects & wonder where the dogs went to. I hope you waited until they got there & then asked them if you could bury them.

    Guest said:
    February 24, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Whoever did this is one disgusting person. These and all animals are a life, and deserve to be treated with love and respect. I would love to spend 10 min with you also, and treat you the same way you treated these poor unloved dogs!!!

    Guest said:
    February 24, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    It's Fruitland Township, not Fruitport Township.

      jmcmasterfox17 responded:
      February 24, 2014 at 5:20 PM

      Thank you for the correction!

    Kathy said:
    February 24, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    The pictures (more that are not shown in this article for a reason) & story have been posted to Animal Clinics, Rescues, and shared throughout Facebook. Someone will recognize these dogs, have a heart & know right from wrong and turn them in. YOU WILL BE FOUND!

    Scherzerfan said:
    February 24, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    These stories always turn my stomach and break my heart. But on top of everything else to leave the animals by a school for the children to see is even more disturbing. Please, please, please make the rotten POS pay for this, sooner than later.

    clarissa said:
    February 25, 2014 at 1:23 AM
      GUEST said:
      February 25, 2014 at 6:55 AM


    Dude said:
    February 25, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    The dog fighting culture is a lot larger than we'd like to admit
    However, its not politically correct to do so

    Jim said:
    February 26, 2014 at 1:57 AM

    Animals do not have autopsies performed. It is called a necropsy…..Jessica McMaster.

    jmcmasterfox17 responded:
    February 26, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Thanks Jim!

    No PC 4 Me said:
    March 23, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Detroit’s Unspeakable Horror

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