Alleged dog killer used ax to kill family member’s 2 senior dogs

In Decorah, Iowa, a 21-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing two senior dogs with an ax on Saturday. Douglas Earl Usgaard faces two counts of animal torture and violating his pre-trial supervision – a felony.

According to KimtNews, used an ax to kill Trina, a 14-year-old Labradoodle and Maz, a 13-year-old Shih Tzu and Bichon mix at the home where he had been living. The dogs belonged to an elderly family member.

Usgaard is currently awaiting  trial on charges for stealing to iPhones from the Luther College football stadium in July. He remains in custody at the Winneshiek County Jail.

A motive for killing the dogs is still not known.

Rest in peace Trina and Maz.

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5 replies
  1. Pennys dachshunds says:

    How about waiving the Trial and Disposing of This Garbage!!! The Earth doesn’t need “him ” using up the oxygen!!!

  2. Bunny Peters says:

    OMG, WHY???????

    I am very sorry about the horrible loss of these 2 precious treasures…….. I know that both of you are in Heaven. Please look for MacKitty and join his wonderful snuggle buddies group and RIP amongst loving friends…….

    Good thing I wasn’t there. That POS would be in the morgue (& I would be headed to prison)……
    I wouldn’t tolerate anyone harming a family member (including dogs, cats & horses)……

    This useless POS needs lengthy jail time and has a reserved place in Hell waiting for him where he will burn forever for his cruelty……

  3. Larry says:

    What a scumbag! You read these stories and think you have heard it all; then some SOB like this guy comes along. He is now 21. If these any justice in this situation he will never see 22. Someone giving him a place to live and he repays them by killing 2 beloved companions. No mercy.

  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    This is what these poor people get for being kind and letting this POS live with them. There is a place in Hell reserved for Douglas Earl Usgaard I hope he goes there soon!


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