Photo from the Rushville Animal Shelter Facebook page
Rushville, Indiana – June 22, 2023
Twenty-four dogs were dumped at locations in Rushville and a neighboring county, according to the Rushville, Indiana Animal Shelter.
The Rushville Animal Shelter and the Rushville Police Department are now appealing to the public for any information that could help identify those responsible.
The dogs were found at the city dog park in Rushville sometime late last night or early Sunday morning.
“We are currently investigating the dumping of 9 dogs at our city dog park,” the shelter stated. “We are asking for the public’s help in locating the individual(s) responsible.”
Authorities have also revealed that an additional 15 dogs were abandoned in a neighboring county. Although the dogs were left in areas that kept them contained, officials stress that this is still an unacceptable and cruel act.
“While they cared enough to put them in locations that kept them contained, this is still not acceptable. 24 dogs is A LOT of dogs to leave one location overnight and go unnoticed. If you know something, say something; lives are depending on it!”
In their plea for information, the Rushville Animal Shelter and the Rushville Police Department are encouraging residents in the area to check any security cameras they may have.
The authorities emphasized that anonymous tips are always welcome and can be made directly to the Rushville Animal Shelter or the Rushville Police Department. They assured the public that all information provided will be treated confidentially.
The Rushville Police Department phone number: 765-932-3907