11 Dead Puppies Found Near a Lower Macungie Park

The following information was supplied by state police at Fogelsville.

Update Nov. 27: The 11 small animals found dead and skinned near Lower Macungie's Quarry Park have now been tentatively identified as foxes because of their teeth. Further testing is needed to be sure.


Eleven puppies were found dead, some partially inside a plastic bag, off Quarry Road near a Lower Macungie Park.

State police at Fogelsville said the puppies were found about 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, by someone reporting suspected animal abuse.

Police said the dead puppies were on the side of the road, their fur removed.

Quarry Park is located off Quarry Road.

The Morning Call reported earlier this month that a dog had been found on the side of Route 863 in Lynn Township and that it appeared to have been skinned and cooked. State police are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 610-395-1438.

Vicki Grim November 26, 2012 at 05:36 PM
BRENDA KELLY November 26, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Carl Stevenson November 27, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Nov 27 update indicates the carcasses were probably foxes. Sounds like maybe a trapper tossed them after harvesting the furs. Shouldn't dump them by the road, but it's also possible some critter dragged them out of a trash bin. Why are so many people ready to lynch someone before the facts are known?
Carl Stevenson November 27, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Taking foxes is legal, but you can't reason with PETA wackos, tree-huggers, and fanatical vegans. To them, animals are, perversely, more important than people and it makes them "feel good about themselves" to be "better" than us "barbarians" who engage in such "primitive" activities as raising farm animals for food, hunting, and eating meat. They are (choose to be) ignorant of the facts surrounding animal husbandry or wildlife management. They ignore the fact that hunters spend billions of dollars every year on wildlife conservation and are the primary means of support for the overwhelming majority of conservation efforts, government and private. Wildlife control is necessary for the good of both humans and the wildlife. WIthout sufficient natural enemies, without hunting/trapping, most species will overpopulate to the point where there will be a huge die-off due to starvation and/or disease. Most of those folks won't "get it" unless/until their pets start disappearing and/or their children are bitten (or worse) by foxes, coyotes, etc. Foxes, coyotes, skunks, groundhogs, cats, and bats are rabies vector species ... and the series of shots required if bitten or scratched by one is NOT pleasant and is very expensive, but necessary since rabies is virtually 100% fatal once contracted. Rabies also spreads more readily when the vector species populations get too large because of insufficient controls, adversely affecting the animal population as well as the human population.
John Shoaf January 16, 2013 at 11:08 PM
Yep! skinning baby foxes proves that you are a real man. Whether they were foxes or dogs or whatever, they were still innocent and didn't deserve what you "brave, manly hunters" did. Maybe if you just stay the hell out of their areas and leave them alone, you won't have to fear them. But walking thru the woods with your 30 cal. makes you a real tough guy.


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