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Walker finds box of dead puppies

Ray Maynard was out for a walk on New Year’s Eve, when he spotted a “disturbing” sight: a box of dead puppies.

Sweet Home police are investigating the reported death and dumping of the five puppies near the railroad.

Police responded to a report on New Year's Eve morning about a pile of garbage and five dead puppies between Clark Mill and 43rd on the old mill property, said Sgt. Jason Van Eck.

“It looked like a whole pickup load of garbage was dumped there,” said Maynard, who reported it to the police. Maynard regularly walks the area. In the debris was a metal box, and inside...