Dog's body found in Fayetteville pond; animal control investigating

Posted January 5, 2015

— Cumberland County Animal Control officials are asking for the public's help to solve a possible animal cruelty case.

Officials say a Fayetteville resident found the body of an 8-month-old black lab/shepherd mixed breed dog in McFayden Pond off McFayden Road in the Morganton Road area on Jan. 2. 

Animal control officers are investigating and say the dog might have been intentionally drowned. Officials were withholding more details about the case to assist in the investigation. 

Anyone with information should call Lt. Elaine Smith, enforcement supervisor with Cumberland County Animal Control, at 910-321-6829 or 910-321-6852. Information may also be emailed to


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  • findoutthefacts Jan 6, 2015

    hopefully this will fall behind any cases involving humans......

  • babylaceycarpenter Jan 5, 2015

    Animal cruelty may or may not have happened here. Save you comments for when the truth comes out.

  • Alexia Proper Jan 5, 2015
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    Why do people get upset? Thousands of animals are killed every year in shelters. Less "cruelty" involved? Right.

  • johnnymanziel Jan 5, 2015

    People make me so sick.