Deputies are trying to track down whoever killed two dogs in Eagle Creek.
A man called 911 Nov. 15 after he found his two dogs in a wooded area behind his property on Southeast Sweetwater Lane. They had been missing for two days at that point.
Japheth Stalcup told dispatchers it looked like his dogs had been bludgeoned with an ax. His dogs were named Duke, a black Labrador, and Buddy, a Labrador and blue heeler mix.
Their bodies were found down a steep embankment 100 yards from his house.
Investigators said the dog's injuries were consistent with Stalcup's beliefs that they had been killed with an ax. Deputies also noted there were no other injuries to the animals, ruling out the likelihood of a predatory animal attack.
Oregon Humane Society veterinarians performed necropsies on the dogs. They confirmed that both Duke and Buddy died from blows from some sort of sharp object.
The Oregon Humane Society is offering a reward up to $500 in this case. In Defense of Animals, an international animal protection organization with a regional office in Portland, added another $2,500 reward.
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