MARYSVILLE (CBS13) – Two dogs were found mutilated near the Marysville city cemetery Saturday afternoon, raising concerns that it could be connected to the deaths of more animals in the region this past summer.
Debbie and Kasen Knight said they were walking with their two young boys when another pedestrian told them they found two dogs that looked like pets dumped at the base of a levy near the cemetery on 24th Street.
The dogs, one of which appeared to be a black lab and another that had lighter colored hair, were lying side by side and showed signs of violent trauma.
“One had been decapitated and the other one, it looked like the jaw had been torn apart, and there were gloves by the bodies,” said Debbie.
Marysville police said they initially assumed the dogs had been hit by a train traveling on the nearby tracks, but after talking to Yuba County officials, they are investigating whether the deaths are connected to the discovery of five dead dogs dumped along Yuba County railroad tracks in August. Two of the dogs had been shot.
“It’s kind of scary to know that somebody would do that, dump the dogs,” Kasen said.
No arrests have been made in the August dog deaths.