Twenty-seven dogs have been found dead down an embankment near a forest path in Nakagawa, Tochigi Prefecture. The discovery comes after the carcasses of 40 small dogs were found 20 kilometers away in a river in Sakura City, Tochigi, last Friday.
According to police, the 27 chihuahuas, dachshunds and toy poodles were discovered down the embankment at around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, TBS reported. As in last week's case, none of the bodies had any visible injuries of any kind. All of the dogs appeared to have been dead for several days, police said.
Meanwhile, local media reported Thursday that five other toy poodles were still alive and had been placed into protective care.© Japan Today