The director of the Salina Animal Shelter wants to know who is behind a very disturbing case of animal abuse.
A dog's body was found near a busy street in Salina with an electrical cord wrapped around its neck. The dog was a female long haired black and tan dachshund, with no collar or microchip.
For 25 years, Rose Base has helped lost and abandoned animals find new homes.
“We had a lady come in today and was telling us about the dog she adopted right before Mother's Day and how it's just a perfect fit for her family and stuff and that's the stories we really like to hear,” director of the Salina Animal Shelter Rose Base said.
Saturday, Rose says she heard the kind of story no animal lover ever wants to hear.
“It hurts, you know it really hurts that people would do something like that,” Base said.
Around 3:30 Saturday afternoon, animal control officer Jane Trostle was called out to the intersection of Crawford and Westport. Someone had seen a dead dog lying near the road. As soon as she got close to the animal, she says she saw a white cord tied tightly around its neck.
“I was really upset. In fact I was so upset that I actually called my supervisor,” Trostle said.
The cord was indoor electrical cord, with copper wire inside. Trostle says the cord was not only wrapped around the dog's neck, it was knotted several times.
“To me it looked like someone had purposely tied it around its neck and most likely let itself hang until it was dead,” Trostle said.
Rose Base says she wants to find whoever killed the dog and she wants anyone with any information that might help to call the Salina Animal Shelter.
“We would like to put things like this out of our mind but we can't. It's our job to find out why, you know, and who did this,” Base said.
Again, the dog was not wearing a collar and didn't have a microchip. If you have information on who its owner is or who killed the animal, call the Salina Animal Shelter at 785-826–6535.