Police Investigate Dozens Of Missing Dogs In Magic Valley

Mar 22, 2013

Police in the Magic Valley  are investigating the mysterious disappearances of about 40 dogs. Investigators say they don't have any leads.

The first dogs began disappearing late last year. Since then, dogs of different sizes and breeds have been taken from yards, pens and garages. Several have been found dead while most have just vanished.  

The disturbing circumstances have led the Humane Society of the United States to offer a $5000 dollar reward for information as to who's responsible. Police have been frustrated because many owners haven't reported the crimes, choosing instead to use social media to try and find their pets.

Some have speculated a cult is to blame, while others wonder if the dogs are being used as bait in dog fighting.

You can read more on this story in reports from The Idaho Statesman, The Twin Falls Times-News, and USA Today.