Following the succession of cases in which the bodies of a large number of dogs were found in Tochigi Prefecture over the past few weeks, there now appears to be a similar case within Saitama Prefecture.
According to Saitama prefecture officials, between October 2013 and July 2014, there were a total of eight cases in which 45 small dogs were abandoned. Among the dogs were 30 chihuahuas; most of them had no major health problems, five were newborns, and three were dead, NTV reported Thursday.
Most of the dogs were found in and around Akigase Park in the city's Sakura Ward, police said. Other dogs were abandoned in Asaka and Higashimatsuyama cities, NTV reported.
Police suspect that a dog breeder might be responsible, and investigating the case as a violation of the animal protection law.© Japan Today