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Police: 8 dogs found dead on Grey Cloud Island in Cottage Grove

8 dogs found dead in Cottage Grove
8 dogs found dead in Cottage Grove 00:23

COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- Authorities southeast of metro say someone has confessed to dumping the bodies of multiple dead dogs over the weekend.

Cottage Grove Police say an officer found eight deceased dogs left in the tree line along Grey Cloud Island Drive near Grey Cloud Island Trail around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The department says the location is "alongside the road where the 'porta potty' is placed between the large culvert and bridge on Grey Cloud Island."

All the dogs are said to have been a of the smaller variety, including a Schnauzer and other similar sized white dogs that could have been a terrier breed.

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On Wednesday evening, CGPD and the Animal Humane Society executed a search warrant at a residence in Cottage Grove in connection to the case.

Police are waiting on the necropsy results to determine the deaths of the dogs, but say they do not believe the individual who dumped the dogs is responsible for their deaths. The department also added it does not believe the deaths happened in Cottage Grove.

The case is still under active investigation.

Cottage Grove Police credit the Animal Humane Society for being "integral in the success of this investigation."

Note: The attached video is from Oct. 17, 2023, before police gave an update in the case.

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