An investigation into the disappearance of two family dogs has ended with the discovery of the dogs’ bodies in a wooded area off Finch Hollow Road in the Town of Tompkins, and now the arrest of a Walton man.

34 year old Jared Boice is accused of shooting Siberian Huskies, Kodah and Mush last month and dumping their bodies.

The pets’ remains were discovered March 21 by a neighborhood resident who was walking along Finch Hollow.

Delaware County Sheriff’s officials say Kodah and Mush had been missing since early February.

Officials have not said why they believe the dogs had been shot.

Boice has been charged with two counts of cruelty to animals and was ordered to appear in Town of Tompkins Court at a later date.