PHOENIX — An area envisioned as a new south Phoenix
neighborhood has instead been turned into a dead-animal dumping ground.
The site at 15th Avenue and Baseline Road is being used as a place to dispose of dog carcasses.
Residents living nearby say the smell is disgusting and the sight is disturbing.
Ronald Sanchez, who lives in the area, said he sees dead animals about twice a month while walking his dog.
“Well, there’s a lot of people with old animals around here and I guess they can’t afford to drop them off or take them wherever they need to take them or call them up so they dump them back there because it’s the fastest and easiest way to get rid of it,” he said.
KTVK-TV reports there are several animal remains
in the field, ranging from German shepherds to pit bulls to chow mixes.
Some dogs showed signs of abuse. At least three had yellow rope tied tightly around their legs or necks.
The owner of the vacant lot was cited by the city and told they have seven days to clean it up.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.