Sheriff Says Undocumented Immigrants Strangled Dogs

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The search for more than a dozen undocumented immigrants took a nasty turn this weekend when two search dogs were found strangled. 

The Refugio County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Aransas County Sheriff’s Office requesting their canine unit. As authorities searched for a group that bailed out of a truck and hid in heavy brush, they say when the dogs zeroed in on some immigrants in the brush. They found the two dogs had been choked with their own collars.

Sheriff Raul Gonzales – Refugio County, “These were female dogs that they used. They’re non-violent, just like a pet dog. All they do is track, that’s just what they do.”

At least six of the people who bailed out of the truck were caught. One of them is believed to be the person who killed the dogs. The dogs’ owner says it looked like they just pulled straight up and choked the dogs and strangled them to death.

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