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Four dogs die after being stabbed in Riverside

4 dogs killed in stabbing attack
4 dogs killed in stabbing attack
screen shot via KTLA News

Four dogs are dead after they were stabbed by a stranger in Riverside, Calif., reported Monday's Los Angeles Times.

According to KTLA News, the dogs, described as Chihuahua/Pug mixes, were stabbed sometime between Saturday night and early Sunday morning, inside of their fenced-in Vermont Avenue yard.

Robert Carter, owner of the dogs, described how the dogs were found:

“I found the first one in the corner,

He was just lying down like he was sleeping.”

Wounds on the dog revealed the horrible truth; Carter stated:

“He’s got stab wounds and blood all over him,

When the dogs were first discovered, two were dead and three were grievously injured. A veterinarian humanely euthanized two of the dogs with the most devastating injuries; one is still hanging on.

Carter believes that an area transient is behind the deadly attack; he had a verbal altercation with the man late last week.

After the heated exchange, the man who argued with Carter told him that he would be back - if the transient involved in the verbal altercation is the same individual responsible to the attack on the dogs, it appears that it may have been a revenge killing.

Local authorities are reviewing surveillance tapes which captured the altercation between Carter and the transient.

Click here to watch the video.

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