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GRAPHIC: Man finds bodies of more than a dozen dead dogs along Upstate road

Bodies of dead dogs found (Source: Mickey Fortin) Bodies of dead dogs found (Source: Mickey Fortin)
Bodies of dead dogs found (Source: Mickey Fortin) Bodies of dead dogs found (Source: Mickey Fortin)
GRAY COURT, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Laurens County Sheriff's Office has launched an investigation after the bodies of multiple deceased dogs were found Tuesday morning.

Mickey Fortin of Gray Court said he was out for a walk around 10:20 a.m. when he came across the bodies of four dead chihuahuas. Fortin said it appeared the dogs had been shot in the head.

According to Fortin, he found four more smaller dead dogs down the road along with two large breed dogs. Four more dogs were discovered later.

"It's pretty gruesome," Fortin said. "Today is a day I'm never going to forget. I wish I had a delete button that I can just hit and just erase all of this."

Deputies confirmed a total of 15 dead dogs were found in the area of Stoddard Mill Road, Ben Taylor Road, Bryson Ford Road and Sweetbriar Road. Investigators said it appears some of the dogs were shot to death.

The sheriff said none of the dogs were microchipped.

Fortin said he believes the incident is a cry for help. Deputies said the investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Laurens County Sheriff's Office at 864-984-4967.

Below is the video shared by Fortin. **WARNING: Video contains graphic content**

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