LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police are asking the public for help on Wednesday after the severed heads of two dogs were found in a trash bin in South Los Angeles.
KNX 1070′s Ed Mertz reports a $5,000 reward is being offered as police hope someone comes forward with information on the grisly discovery.
The dogs are described as a mixed chocolate Labrador retriever and a tan German shepherd, according to LAPD spokeswoman Norma Eisenmann.
The heads were discovered late Tuesday night in a dumpster near a CVS store at the Vermont Slauson Shopping Center, Eisenmann said.
“It appears the heads were severed with a sharp object,” she said. “The bodies have not been found.”
Animal cruelty detectives will determine whether the animals were involved in dog fighting, but Eisenmann said the killings were inhumane regardless of the circumstances.
“Hopefully they weren’t alive, but if they were alive, it’s brutal,” she said.
“These look like two family house type pets someone killed and dismembered and left in a dumpster. It’s just a terrible act,” LAPD Commander Andrew Smith said.
Anyone with information on the dogs is asked to contact the LAPD South Bureau at (213) 485-4251.