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Police: Dogs kill young deer at Jacksonville Elementary, owners contacted

Oregon State Police said that it is still investigating the case.

Posted: Dec 11, 2019 11:01 AM
Updated: Dec 11, 2019 5:24 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. —

UPDATE: Oregon State Police says the owner of the two dogs seen killing a young deer at Jacksonville Elementary has been in contact with them.

"OSP would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance," the agency said in a statement. "Investigation is continuing and no further information is available for release at this time."

(Updated 12/11/19 at 5:22 p.m.)


INITIAL REPORT: State police are investigating after two dogs reportedly attacked and killed a young deer at Jacksonville Elementary last month, according to a statement released on Wednesday.

Cameras at the elementary school recorded the incident just after 11 p.m. on November 30. Oregon State Police said that the video captured a woman seen trying to keep control of two dogs that were attacking a "small deer" on the school grounds.

"Approximately 20 minutes later one of the dogs returns and attacks the deer again for approximately 12 minutes before the deer appears to die," the agency said.

OSP said that it would like to talk with the woman seen on the video. Anyone with information about the woman or dogs pictured is asked to contact the agency at 1-800-442-2068 or *OSP and leave information for Trooper Brittany Hanigan.

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