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OHS Offers Reward in Killing of Eagle Creek Dogs



Reward offered in the case of the deaths of Buddy (top) and Duke. The dogs were reported missing November. 13.  

Nov. 20, 2012: The Oregon Humane Society is offering a $500 award for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the brutal killing of two dogs last week in Eagle Creek.


The bodies of Duke, a black Labrador, and Buddy, a Labrador-blue heeler mix, were discovered Nov. 15 in a wooded area in the 24000 block of SE Sweetwater Lane, near Clackamas Highway.


Necropsies performed by veterinarians at OHS determined that Duke and Buddy died from blows from a sharp implement, possibly an ax. The dogs, which had been missing since Nov. 13, were discovered by their owner, Japheth Stalcup, down a steep embankment about 100 yards from his house.


Both Duke and Buddy, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, had serious injuries consistent with Stalcup's belief that the dogs had been bludgeoned with an ax.


Contact Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Tip Line


Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online email form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-34107. The suspects in this case face felony charges of Aggravated Animal Abuse.


The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. Send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.


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