Residents upset more animal remains crop-up in Cape Coral
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CAPE CORAL, Fla. - There's even more animals than we thought. After a couple we interviewed last week sent another tip, I discovered more heartbreaking finds.
Scattered feathers, bones and maggots lead to decaying chicken parts in plain sight.
"It's got to stop," said Pete Youngman, of North Fort Myers, while walking his German Shepherd, Tula. That's just disgusting!"
Pet owners are angry this is happening again. Last Monday, we discovered another carcass at the same spot off Birkdale Avenue in Cape Coral.
Neighbors tell us ever since our story aired there have been fewer incidents. Property owners even put up No Trespassing signs. But that's not enough to stop whoever is responsible for these unsightly occurrences.
"Now these are white feathers or i don't know whatever it was," Frank Konners, of Cape Coral, howed us. "Look at all the bones."
In fact, Konners showed us another batch of animal parts and bags, indicating this has been going on for a while.
"That don't look like a chicken to me, it looks like a dog or a cat," said Konners, about another sight. "Look at that fur, tell me it's a chicken."
Fox 4 tried to get Konners and others answers from the Lee County Sheriff's Office but a spokesperson declined. He said a deputy would have to catch someone illegally dumping to launch an investigation.
"They should investigate it because this is just wrong," added Konners.
Konners and others say it's not about dumping.
"It just makes me very very mad," emphasized Konners.
It's about innocent animals losing their lives in the community.
"It's heartbreaking, it really is," explained Konners. "For someone to do that to an animal, they've got to be pretty cold-blooded."