More pigeons dumped at White Co. rest stop for third time since December

For the third time since December, pigeons were found dumped at an I-65 rest stop, according to Sgt. Kim Riley with Indiana State Police.

Posted: Apr 1, 2019 11:26 AM
Updated: Apr 2, 2019 9:28 AM

WOLCOTT, Ind. (WLFI) — For the third time since December, pigeons were found dumped at an I-65 rest stop, according to Sgt. Kim Riley with Indiana State Police. Riley said troopers were notified overnight. 

Rest Park Lead Staff Therese White said an attendant at the northbound Wolcott rest stop on I-65 found seven boxes in the same dumpster where 88 were found in late February and 57 were dumped in December

White said at least 50 were found in the boxes this time, with five dead. She said they were found in the same mozzarella cheese boxes that the others were found in. She believes someone put them in the dumpster between 11 p.m. Sunday and 2:30 a.m. Monday. 

During the March discovery, rehabilitators said the birds found had the same tags on them as the ones found in December. The tags had the name and phone number of a Dublin, Ohio man. At the time, News 18 attempted to make calls to the number provided. It was disconnected.

In total, at least 195 pigeons have now been found dumped in the same dumpster. Wildlife rehabilitators said in previous discoveries that the pigeons were part of an illegal gambling ring and were abused.

Hoots to Howls Wildlife Rehabilitation was called to take the pigeons. Click HERE to see their Facebook page with donation information.

White said there are no cameras near the dumpster. Sgt. Riley said he couldn't comment whether or not ISP was investigating. 

Photo from February dumping discovery. 

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