Rescuers: 2 dogs shot in the head at SC landfill

CHESTERFIELD, SC (AP) - Animal rescuers in South Carolina say they have found two dogs shot in the head and buried at a landfill, and they suspect there may be many more.

Whitney Knowlton, founder of Last Chance Animal Rescue Fund, said Saturday that the two dogs were found at the landfill the day before. She says rescuers believe that the dogs were from the county-run shelter and that they were shot by animal control officers.

Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker told WSOC-TV, which first reported the story, that his office is investigating.

A message left with a dispatcher for the sheriff's office by The Associated Press was not immediately returned Saturday morning.

Knowlton says rescuers who regularly work with the shelter in Chesterfield, S.C., were first tipped off by an inmate working there.

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