The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation after the mutilated bodies of livestock were dumped at two different locations in recent days.


In a Facebook post, the Sheriff’s Office said the skinned and headless bodies of five to seven sheep and goats were found dumped in a pasture near the intersection of Howell Road and Buck Creek Road in Tioga. The bodies were discovered on Sunday, giving investigators reason to believe that they were dumped late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Capt. Sarah Bigham said the department was notified of another body on Tuesday.


“We received a call today of one goat that was found in a similar condition near Dorchester,” Bigham said.


Bigham said it was unclear why the animals were killed, but the person or people responsible could face felony animal cruelty charges.


The Sheriff’s Office said the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was also investigating the matter.


Those with information regarding the investigation are encouraged to call Capt. Bigham at 903-813-4411 or send an email to bighams@co.grayson.tx.us.