Two dogs were found mutilated outside of Berthoud last week.
The dogs were discovered just a few miles apart. They were so badly abused that veterinarians can’t even tell what breed they were.
The first discovery came after an anonymous call on Wednesday. Police found the dog on the side of County Road 4. Police said the dog was skinned and beheaded, and the tail also removed.
Then on Saturday, a second gruesome discovery made along County Road 16 – an almost identical case.
Right now investigators said they have no leads and they said they are not sure if the cases are linked to the dozens of reported missing pets that have come in over the past few days.
“We just get so many animals that come into Larimer Humane Society that are stray every year and at this point we don’t even know the specific breed of the animals,” said Humane Society spokeswoman Marcie Willms.
My first thought was that it was just a coyote hunter disposing of the carcasses after he skinned them out, but you generally leave the heads and the actual tail on when you skin out a coyote.
If it is a coyote hunter, he should at least be courteous enough to take the carcasses far enough off the road so that motorists aren't in any danger from buzzards and other carrion feeding animals.
See, I can be considerate of others.....