Reward offered in bludgeoning deaths of two dogs in Eagle Creek

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EAGLE CREEK– A $3,000 reward has been posted for information in the case of two dogs found bludgeoned to death last week in the Eagle Creek area south east of Damascus.

The Oregon Humane Society and Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies are looking for clues in the killings, which remain puzzling to investigators.

“Somebody has to be not quite right to kill an animal like that,” said Sgt. Adam PhillipsClackamas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman. “Of course, when animals are old or sick, we have to put them down. But these were young, healthy dogs.”

Phillips said the killer — or killers — could potentially face charges of aggravated first-degree animal abuse, a Class C felony punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and a $125,000 fine.

The Oregon Humane Society initially offered a $500 rewardIn Defense of Animals added another $2,500.

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Early last Thursday, JP Stalcup reported that he had found his dogs dead in a wooded area behind his house in the 24000 block of Southeast Sweetwater Lane. He told 9-1-1 dispatchers that it looked as if his dogs had been killed with an axe.

Stalcup told an investigating deputy his dogsDuke, a black Labrador retriever, and Buddy, a Labrador and blue heeler mix — had been missing since Monday. He said he found them down a steep embankment about 100 yards from his house.

Phillips said the deputy was unable to find any other injuries on the dogs’ bodies, ruling out the likelihood that they were killed by a predator.

Necropsies were performed by veterinarians at the Oregon Humane Society. The examinations of the dogs’ bodies confirmed that both Duke and Buddy were killed by blows from some sort of sharp implement.

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Oregon Humane Society officials are urging anyone with information in the case to contact them at 503-285-7722.

Meanwhile, Phillips said information will be taken on the sheriff’s confidential tip line, 503-723-4949.

Confidential text messages can be sent to CRIMES (274637 on a cell phone keypad), with the keyword “CCSO” as the first word in the message.

 

Second Dog Dies On United Airlines Flight

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For the second time in just a few months a dog has died on a United Airlines flight.

Michael Jarboe was travelling from Miami to San Francisco with his two-year-old Neopolitan Mastiff Bam Bam. Jarboe says Bam Bam was in perfect health before the flight, but when he landed he was informed by United Airlines staff that Bam Bam had passed away during travel.

Jarboe & Bam Bam

United Airlines paid for an autopsy of Bam Bam, which found the cause of death to be a heart attack. The company maintains the death was not transit-related. Jarboe questioned several employees who informed him that Bam Bam was not in an air-conditioned room during the 2 hour layover the flight had in Houston. Jarboe had paid $650 for the transport of Bam Bam, which he had been led to believe included temperature control.

Jarboe saw Bam Bam on the tarmac in Houston.  ”It was right under the wing. We were right there, had a direct shot, he was so hot. His tongue was hanging down.” Jarboe had never seen Bam Bam look that hot.

The airline stated, “Given the size of Bam Bam and the fact that he is a brachycephalic, meaning short nosed breed, we made the decision to bring him to our holding facility for greater comfort during his connection.” They stated their holding facilities are USDA animal-welfare approved. The airline refunded Jarboe the $650 for transporting Bam Bam and offered him additional compensation, but Jarboe refuses to accept the compensation.

Supermodel Maggie Rizer lost her golden retriever Beatrice on a United Airlines flight from New York to San Francisco only 2 months ago. Rizer had her own veterinarian perform an autopsy on Beatrice, revealing the cause of death to be heatstroke. United Airlines stands firm in that case that they kept the dog in a temperature-controlled environment for the entirety of the journey as well.

Video & News Link:http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/09/second-dog-dies-on-united-airlines-flight/ 

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