Mechanicsville, MD — Readers contacted TheBayNet this morning, July 15, with concerns about a social media post that read two large Black Labrador Retrievers had been beheaded and discarded in the area of Parlett Morgan Road on July 14.

When TheBayNet reviewed the social media post, there were many commenters in disbelief of the claim — some saying that the post was hoax and untrue.

Unfortunately, the post was validated as true when St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office sent out a press release earlier today asking for public assistance to help find those who killed the dogs.

“The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking public assistance with an ongoing animal cruelty investigation,” the press release read in part.

A Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the 40400-block of Parlett Morgan Road in Mechanicsville, for the report where they found the two dogs dead in a wooded area.

“The dogs were determined to be Black Labrador Retrievers, both weighing over 80 pounds,” the report read in part. “The dogs had been decapitated and discarded in the wooded area.”

It was determined by animal control that the dogs had been discarded within the last 48 hours.

Anyone with information on the possible owners of the dogs, or anyone with information on this case, is asked to contact DFC. Rachael Roszell at (301) 475-4200 extension *8108 or by email at

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program, tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000.