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ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTW) – Robeson County deputies are investigating after 10 dogs, mostly Pit-bulls, were found wrapped in trash bags and thrown into a ditch.

The dogs were found while volunteers were cleaning up along the side of the road during the county’s “Operation Spring Cleaning,” according to Sheriff Burnis Wilkins.

A total of 1,545 large bags of trash were collected by groups participating in the cleanup event. Over 200 tires were picked up, several refrigerators and stoves and a brand new 65” screen tv still in the box was recovered along the roadside.