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2 missing Iowa dogs found dead with gunshot wounds to the head


The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case involving two dogs that were found dead in rural Cumberland on Tuesday. They were found dead near a bridge on 660th Street near Tucson Road, the sheriff’s office reported. Officials say the dogs’ hind legs had been tied up and they had been shot in the head. Bella, a Pitbull girl under the age of 2, and Pepper, a 3-year-old black Labrador, have been missing since July 27. “Bella loved cuddling, it was her biggest passion,” owner Logan Lank said. “Pepper was really good. Obedient. Kind of like a sister to Bella.” Lank and his girlfriend set up a grave for Bella and Pepper. “All we had were these bricks and we tried to engrave their names for now,” Lank said. They are desperate to find out what happened to their dogs after they went missing. “The community was a huge help. They were all looking. We had people from all over looking for them,” Lank said. hopeful search, ended in pain on Tuesday. don’t just get rid of a dog like that without the law intervening,” Cass County Sheriff Darby McLaren said. McLaren says whoever did this could face cruelty charges towards animals. He believes, based on images, that Bella and Pepper were killed around July 27. to know who did this to bring justice to his dogs. “I just want them to know how much they are inhuman and barbaric. But, I figured they should already know to do something like that,” Lank said. What gives Lank a sense of calm after losing his dogs is knowing they were together. until the end. says. Logan says the community has donated money for a reward for any information that would lead to an arrest. The sheriff’s office continues to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at 712-243-2206.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case involving two dogs that were found dead in rural Cumberland on Tuesday.

They were found dead near a bridge on 660th Street near Tucson Road, the sheriff’s office reported.

Officials say the dogs’ hind legs had been tied up and they had been shot in the head.

Bella, a not even 2-year-old Pitbull, and Pepper, a 3-year-old black Labrador, have been missing since July 27.

“Bella loved cuddling – it was her biggest thing,” owner Logan Lank said. “Pepper was really good. Obedient. Kind of like a sister to Bella.”

Lank and his girlfriend set up a burial site for Bella and Pepper.

“All we had were these bricks and we tried to engrave their names for now,” Lank said.

They are desperate to find out what happened to their dogs after they went missing.

“The community was a huge help. They were all looking. We had people from all over looking for them,” Lank said.

What started as a hopeful search ended in pain on Tuesday.

“They were found with their legs tied up, shot in the back of the head, thrown over the deck,” Lank said.

The bridge was only two miles from Logan’s house.

“You can’t get rid of a dog like that without the law intervening,” Cass County Sheriff Darby McLaren said.

McLaren says anyone who did this could face animal cruelty charges. He believes, based on footage, that Bella and Pepper were killed around July 27.

“Right now we think it’s a random act. I don’t think anyone is walking around and shooting stray dogs,” McLaren said.

Lank wants to know who did this to bring justice to his dogs.

“I just want them to know how inhuman and barbaric they are. But I figured they should already know to do something like that,” Lank said.

What gives Lank a sense of calm after losing his dogs is knowing that they were together until the end.

“It brings peace to my heart that they haven’t been separated. It’s going to be tough anyway,” Lank said.

Logan says the community donated money for a reward for any information that would lead to an arrest.

The sheriff’s office is continuing its investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at 712-243-2206.

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