Hundreds of white crosses eerily line roads in memory of dogs mutilated and murdered in a string of unsolved crimes

Hundreds of white crosses have lined a road in memory of dogs that have been mutilated, murdered and dumped in a series of unsolved crimes.

Todd Smith, 61, filmed the eerie three-minute long video whilst driving down Dowdy Ferry Road, Dallas, Texas, USA, September 29 – a road said to be notorious for the discoveries of abandoned and abused dogs.

The 417 white crosses were created in memory of the deceased dogs in an act of bringing the unsolved and horrific crimes to light

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Not yet known if it is multiple people or just one individual behind these crimes, it is said that the bodies of the domesticated animals all seem to be appearing with the same style of injuries, ranging from stab wounds to choke marks, burns and even being decapitated.

Todd said: “Over 400 crosses were created and potted to line the street where the bodies of these dogs have appeared.

“This has been an ongoing issue in the City of Dallas for a long time.

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“Jeremy Boss, head of the Dowdy Ferry Animal Commission, has been putting up cameras for three years now, trying to find out who is doing this to the dogs.

“There are a lot of dog advocates that have joined in in trying to help Jeremy with this growing problem.

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“They have been planting these crosses for three years now, and though the first year saw only 90 to 100 crosses, this year we set out over 400.

“The crosses all state the date the dogs bodies were discovered along with given names.

“We want to see the laws change and for stiffer penalties to be put into place for people that continue to abuse animals.

“We believe that dogs are not property, they are living beings.”

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Todd, a full-time land surveyor, started volunteering with the activist group ‘Just Save The Dog’ just under two years ago, after finding an abandoned pitbull whilst working in South Dallas.

After reporting the dog to the group, the pooch was soon rescued and adopted by a loving family.

Now a keen animal cruelty activist, Todd has been issued citations and hundreds of dollars worth of fines.