In Chatsworth, Georgia, a family is trying their best to deal with the horrific discovery of their ten-month-old puppy that had been shot and killed. Beau, their loving and adorable yellow Labrador retriever, was found miles from their home dumped in a trash bag.
According to WrcbNews, the family had been relaxing at home when someone knocked at their door. Just moments before dog owner, Hannah Mayo could answer, she heard gun shots, and within moments two of her three dogs were spotted running towards the house. Their Lab puppy Beau, however was missing, and Hannah only assumed he had been scared off by the sound of the gun shots. Tragically, that was not the case. Beau was found three hours later and miles away; the pup had been shot in the head and stuffed in a trash bag. The grocery bag barely covered his head.
“Ruthlessly dumped, so we may never have found him,” Hannah stated. ‘No idea what happened to him if we couldn’t find his body. I don’t understand how people could do that.”
Hannah took Beau for a walk everyday, and his disposition was just like anyone would expect from the gentle breed. When left outside with the other dogs, they were never without supervision for more that five to ten minutes. Unfortunately it only took a moment for someone to kill the friendly pooch.
The family hopes to find some justice for Beau. Authorities are calling it an act of animal cruelty. Anyone with information is asked to call the Murray County Sheriff’s Office at 706.695.4592.
(Photos of Lab puppy courtesy of family)
Rest in peace Beau.
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