VALLEJO, California —
An animal rescue group is increasing its reward offer in a serious case of animal cruelty in Vallejo, California.
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch in Napa Valley is offering $10,000 to motivate the public to come forward and offer tips to investigators about a mass animal grave where 12 dogs were found in February.
Investigators said they’ve determined a “dead goat” found in the same area this week is unrelated to the dog case.
On Columbus Parkway in Vallejo, the cars and people have been passing by for months, but it was CC Peters and her dogs that made the sad and disturbing discovery in the bushes last February.
“Absolutely a murder scene,” she said. “A homicide of different dogs.”
A dozen of them, by her best count — dumped in plastic bags and left to decompose. The remains have been intentionally blurred out in the video above because they would be too disturbing.
“We found bags filled with all types of breeds, sizes, colors, dogs that were dead,” Peters said.
And next to them, what appear to be the tools that someone used to kill them.
“The cutting edge of the metal tree cutter still had remnants of red blood and furs,” said Marie Chua.
Chua, along with Cindy Shay run the Center for Animal Rescue in Solano County and got involved after reading social media warnings from Shay to local dog owners.
This was long after she made the find and called Vallejo police.
“Police did come out here,” Shay said.
She went on to say police said this wasn’t a murder.
“There is nothing they could do, but I think it is a murder and there is something they could do,” Shay added.
Animal Control found nothing to identify the dogs – no collars, no microchips. But they appeared to have been well-groomed and well-fed – a yorkie, a lab, a poodle — clearly pets.
“Something is definitely wrong with any soul that could do this,” Shay said.
“There’s lots of missing dogs in the neighborhoods. People blame…