- Decarah, Iowa, USA -
21-year-old DOUGLAS EARL USGAARD has killed with an ax, a 14-year-old Labradoodle named Trina, and a 13-year-old Shi Tzu-Bichon named Maz
This happened on Saturday, September 14, at a home on Mound Street where he was living with relatives.
Records state that both dogs belonged to a family member.
Decorah police have arrested USGAARD and charged him with two counts of animal torture, an aggravated misdemeanor.
He is scheduled to appear in court October 15.
The Decorah Police Department have posted on their Facebook page that the accused is currently being held on a $5,000 cash only bond at the Winneshiek County Jail.