Marksville respond to viral “Landfill Dumped Dogs” - KLFY News 10

Marksville respond to viral “Landfill Dumped Dogs”


Chances are if you have a social media account, you may have come across a picture posted online by a man who said he came across bodies of deceased dogs and trash laying in water.

In the description of the picture it said, "Dogs from the pound here. They just put them here in garbage bags and do nothing." The picture went viral in a few short days, gathering over 6,000 shares and counting on Facebook. Shares that read "This is sick and disgusting," and "What an absolute disgrace. No life when alive and now they are treated like this in death."

The outcry from the public reached the City of Marksville. Officials said the animals that are euthanized or found dead along roadsides are buried not dumped or left in the city landfill. Marksville Mayor John Lemoine gave this explanation for the picture.

"There was a lot of water coming out of the ground so we quit digging put the dogs in and covered it up. The ground is saturated and when all the terrestrial rains came, it was just so much rain, and there were that many dogs, that they just started popping out of the ground."

Lemoine said the animals were reburied on Monday and added that stray animals are kept for six to eight weeks before they are euthanized.

News Ten tried to contact Lemoine again on Tuesday to inquire about what might happen if heavy soaked the landfill again, but he could not be reached for further comment.

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