A $20,000 reward is being offered to anyone who can help solve the case.
A canine mom and her four pups are doing much better after being found in a sad state on a Georgia dirt road.
"It looked like a battleground for just horses," said Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt.
The PACT Act would outlaw the intentional crushing, burning, drowning or other violence causing “serious bodily injury” to animals.
"There's no excuse for dumping puppies," said a Riverside County animal services officer after the crime was captured by a surveillance camera.
"This was a shameful act," a local official said of the woman, who drove a white Jeep Wrangler.
Faulkner County cop Keenan Wallace discharged his service weapon at Reese’s, reportedly shattering the dog’s jaw, during a house call Friday.
The two beagle mixes are recovering after being rescued by a state trooper and a truck driver who said he witnessed the horrific scene.
"There is no way a cat could escape," said local shelter Animal Haven, which is now caring for the cats.
She slammed the Chihuahua-stuffed backpack into tables and benches, witnesses said.
The 6-year-old dog was found by police tied up with no food or water in sight. Its former owners have been charged with ill treatment of animals.
Detectives health department officials also discovered more than 100 dogs living in inhumane conditions.
Earlier this year, Congress made it more difficult for the VA to use dogs in medical research.
"He didn't even know how many dogs he had," a humane society police officer said.
The dogs were tied to heavy chains that the sheriff compared to "logging chains."
The man who discovered the body of the latest cat called the scene "gut-wrenching."
The German shepherd Kaos worked for weeks in 2016 helping find survivors of an Italian earthquake.
A "pipe-type object" was thrust down some of the dogs' throats to damage their vocal cords, authorities said.
The state attorney's office said the teacher did not intend to "torture or torment" the animals.
The perpetrator in Wales barbarically left the little creature to die, but it survived.