Tortured TerrierOur heart goes out to the family who lost their Jack Russell.

We live in a crazy world and I wish people would accept the fact that their dogs must be supervised while outside and, at night, be inside with their family.

— Kenn

Something sinister is lurking in Happy Valley, Oregon – or rather, someone sinister.

A 14 year-old Jack Russell Terrier fell victim to a brutal act of cruelty this past weekend.

Last Saturday night, a Happy Valley family put their 14 year-old dog, Spot, outside for the evening.

On Sunday morning, the dog was nowhere to be found.

Later Sunday night, the dog’s mutilated body was discovered.

A necropsy was performed by Kris Otteman, DVM, Director of Shelter Medicine for the Oregon Humane Society.

Dr. Otteman has determined that the puncture wounds and partial skinning of the deceased dog were the work of a human – not another animal.

The mutilation (skinning) appears to have taken place after the dog was dead.

Now, the Clackamas County Sheriff is searching for the person(s) responsible.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 503-723-4949. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Case #11-21463. All information will be kept confidential.

Story by Elaine Furst for Dog Files