$2,500 Reward To Catch Dog Killer

November 21st, 2012 by Webmaster


Duke and Buddy beaten to death with an ax near their home

Clackamas County, Ore. (November 21, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization with a regional office in Portland, has added $2,500 to the reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever bludgeoned to death with an ax two dogs, Duke and Buddy, whose bodies were found just yards away from their home in Clackamas County, Oregon.

“The cold-bloodedness of this horrific crime indicates what a danger this person is to all of us,” said Eric Phelps, Emergency Response Unit Coordinator for IDA. “Someone knows who did this, and he or she will be serving the entire community by stepping forward.” Phelps added that studies have repeatedly shown, and the FBI and other law enforcement agencies agree, that a person who commits cruelty to animals very often moves on to commit acts of violence against people, especially when the cruelty to animals goes unpunished.

Duke, a black lab, and Buddy, a lab-blue heeler mix, disappeared from their home in the 24000 block of Southeast Sweetwater Lane on Monday, November 19. Their guardian found their bodies on the property the following Thursday. Necropsy reports found that the dogs were both beaten to death with an ax. “Somebody has to be not quite right to kill an animal like that,” Sgt. Adam Phillips, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, told The Oregonian newspaper.

IDA urges anyone with information about this brutal attack to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Department at (503) 723-4949. To contribute to the reward fund, please call IDA at (415) 448-0048, ext.