The Sureté du Québec is investigating after they discovered two dogs tortured and killed in the Montérégie.

"Justice will not be enough, that's for sure," said dog owner Jules Depault.

The SQ is hoping to arrest whoever is responsible after officers found the two animals lying lifeless in a ditch in Saint-Valérien-de-Milton, 90 kilometres east of Montreal, on Sunday.

The dogs, Yoshi and Tonka, went missing near their homes off Route 137 four days prior. They were owned by neighbours in the nearby town of Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton and did not come from the same family but often played outside together.

"The dogs were terribly beaten," said Depault. "I cannot believe anyone would do that."

SQ officers said the violence was so horrific they didn't want to describe it.

Sgt. Ingrid Asselin said police have few clues and are trying to determine if a nearby crime is related.

"A resident told us that someone tried to steal her dog," said Asselin, adding the would-be thief was driving a small SUV.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the SQ station in Haute-Yamaska at 450-539-3252.

The owners as well as animal welfare advocates are offering a total of $1000 in reward for any information that will lead to the arrest of those responsible.

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