Allegan County deputies announced their search Wednesday for a woman and a man accused of throwing six chihuahuas out of a car window.
Witnesses told police six chihuahuas were thrown from a moving vehicle on 124th Avenue about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Five chihuahuas were found dead, and one survived, investigators said. Allegan County Undersheriff Mike Larsen said cases of dogs being tossed out of vehicles is rare.
"Usually when people dump animals it might be just stopping the car and letting them out somewhere and now we have a stray animal," Larsen said.
The surviving chihuahua was named Lucky Lu Lu is in foster care and is doing well.
Larsen said with Allegan County being a rural county unfortunately these sorts of incidents happen from time to time.
In the case of the dogs being thrown out, he said the quicker they find evidence the quicker they capture the people responsible.
Larsen said the witness told them they buried the other five dogs and investigators are looking for them.
"We are dealing with the person who allegedly saw this incident occur and the information that he has given us. The disposal of the five is crucial to the investigation because it's evidence," Larsen said.
If you can't properly care for your animals there are organization that will help you re-home them.
"Call their local shelter no matter where they're at. If the shelter is overwhelmed and unwilling to take them, they all have list of people that will foster or adopt. That's a much more humane way to treat the animals and to avoid unnecessary trouble," Larsen said.
Police asked the public if they have any information related to this case to contact the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office at 269-673-3899 or Allegan County Silent Observer at 1-800-554-3633.