A pleasant Sunday drive turned into a horrifying experience for one local family this weekend.
St. Stephen resident Justin Stewart tells us they were out hunting around 2pm Sunday afternoon, November 5th, when they came across the bodies of four dogs in a wooded area near Lawrence Station.
“Just out for a drive, wife and kids, just out hunting. I come out across Tryon Road, took the Wyman Mills Road out by the [Route] 127. I saw a road right straight across from it, so I took a drive down in there and that’s where I come across the dogs.”
Stewart says the dogs were wrapped in tarps, and looked as if they were strangled, with ropes around their necks, and three of them tied together. He says the fourth dog was so decomposed there wasn’t much left, other than its collar.
“I’d say the dogs were strangled, by the looks of the rope that was all wrapped around their necks. It’s not something I wanted to come across with two kids with me that’s for sure, let alone myself. It’s pretty cruel. I think whoever did it should be locked up because they’re capable of a lot of things if they can do that.”
St. Stephen RCMP are asking anyone with information about the incident, or who may know who the owner of the dogs is, to call them at 506-466-7030. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by texting TIP212 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637), or online at www.crimenb.ca .