The carcasses of 40 dogs have been found in a river in Sakura, Tochigi Prefecture, police said Saturday.
According to police, around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, a pedestrian walking along the Kinugawa River, which flows between Utsunomiya and Sakura, informed a public park attendant that there was a large number of dog carcasses in the river, NTV reported.
Park officials and police discovered the carcasses of 40 small dogs floating in the river and washed up on the bank. The dogs were of different breeds and showed no signs of external injuries, police said.
As no decomposition was apparent, police determined that the dogs had not been dead for very long.© Japan Today