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Two Pit Bulls Left For Dead on Train Tracks

DAYTON -- When the train rolls by the Stony Hollow Trailer Park on Vance Road, neighbors hear a much different sound now.

"Makes me sick, it's horrible," said Rainbow Grilliott, a neighbor.

The remains of two pit bulls lay in the middle of the tracks. The dogs' owner - off camera - says the dogs' collars appeared to have been pinned by a nail. She has no idea who could have done this. Neighbors are in disbelief.

"It hurts, wish I could save them all," said Grilliott.

The Humane Society learned about it after we called them; no one living nearby called.

"We need more people to have their eyes and ears open so we can stop cruelty and neglect. It's something that's unacceptable. We can't tolerate things like this in our community," said Brian Weltge with the Humane Society.

The same day the two dogs were found dead, a person living and working near the trailer park decided he no longer wanted his pit bull. He was dropped at the trailer park, with his ears badly cut, very dirty, and malnourished. Investigators wonder if this is just a coincidence, or something more.

For now, the dog will stay at the Howard's home. They run Operation Onyx, a small rescue organization in memory of their pit bull who was stolen for fighting then shot to death.

"To do something to that nature, it's just a heartless soul. If they can do that to an animal, do you think they'd have a problem doing that to a human being? Probably not," said Kevin Howard.

If you have any information, call the Greater Dayton Humane Society at 937-268-7387.

 
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