Disabled golden retriever killed

Someone shot a disabled golden retriever in his owner’s yard

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Recently, someone shot a disabled golden retriever named “Denver,” who was laying in his owner’s yard in Danville, Pennsylvania. Denver lived with Douglas Gay, who was just steps away from the dog when the cruel incident took place.

Gay told PA Homepage what he found after walking back to his dog, “When I came back up, the other two dogs ran up to him, and I thought he was stuck under the swing. So I moved the swing and there was blood everywhere.”

Denver suffered a terrible injury when he was young – he had been chasing after a squirrel when he fell off of a retaining wall and hurt his back. The injury was devastating and left Denver unable to use his bladder, bowel or back legs.

Furry Friends Animal Clinic, which is fighting for justice for the slain dog, provided some backstory about Denver on August 31:

He needed lots of grass to walk on and room to run so he could gain strength in his back and legs. The original family released him to Furry Friends so that Denver would receive the rehabilitation he needed and they couldn’t give. But they loved him and missed him. Denver’s new owner spent hours upon hours rehabilitating Denver. Denver became a part of the family. He had a kitten that he played with and loved. He had two German Shepherds as buddies to play with every day, and he had a pond to swim. Now he is gone.

Denver regularly underwent rehabilitative therapy and his owner stated that the dog was “doing great” before someone ended his life.

Nobody knows who would choose to harm Denver – or why. The local authorities, as well as the Danville SPCA, are investigating this cruel crime. An $800 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible. Tips can be phoned to the local authorities or  (570) 473-3875.

Find Furry Friends Animal Clinic on Facebook here.

More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page.

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20 replies
  1. Marsha Squibb says:

    Why?Why?Why? Hopefully the miserable bastard who did this is caught..Can’t for the life of me understand this cruelty​.Soo sorry Denver and his owners…..

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  2. Helen says:

    Find this low life who killed Denver and throw the POS in prison. It’s really awful that dogs are no longer safe in their own backyards. What is happening to our society? RIP Denver, you’re free to run again.

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  3. pennysdachshunds says:

    THIS was a NEEDLESS and EVIL to say the least!!! An animal CAN and DO live very full and happy loving lives being handicapped !!! We had our little Pickle Dachshund for 3 years ( expressed his bladder several times a day, he had a custom made wheel chair from Dogs on Wheels! and the Most important thing was PICKLE WAS happy up till the day he died from a reaction to a vaccination…. I am Sure this gentleman was providing wonderful care for Denver…. What a Rotten ! Rotten ! thing to do… I hope someone “Rats” the Perp our!!!!

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    • Bunny Peters says:

      Entièrement d’accord avec vous.

      Senior furbabies are treasures…….. I would give anything to have had more time with my precious little treasured prince MacKitty.

      I can NOT understand how anyone can harm a senior treasured family member……. in their own yard, where they should be safe……

      WTF is wrong with people???

      Special place in Hell where the POS who did this will burn forever for their cruelty……. Hope they die in pain, alone and in fear……. ASAP!!!!!!!

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  4. JOSEPHINE FRAZIER says:

    To whoever did this, you will receive your karma soon enough you monster filth from hell! I hope you will suffer twice as much as the life you took that was already suffering all his life, and for you to be so heartless to end his life you will receive what you deserved soon enough! I hope your maker Satan will burn your worthless life for eternity
    You do not deserve to breathe another day! You are a monster that should have not been born to begin with, and I hope and pray that today you will begin receiving your karma. Believe me, you will receive your punishment and every minute you breathe of suffering you will get. You are a disgrace and a monster beyond words!

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  5. Adrienne says:

    The person who did this will get caught and thrown in jail where he will get his justice from the inmates. Hope the police are checking every lead because it could be someone you least expect to do this, or even a teenager. Bless those that took care of this dog and gave him such a good life even with his disabilities. They are sorely missing their friend I am sure.

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  6. Barkley's Mom says:

    This is heartbreaking, how could someone do this to this beautiful dog! I hope they find the POS that used poor Denver for target practice and they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law (not that it would even close enough to a proper sentence) My condolences to the owner of Denver, I can’t image the horror finding your beautiful boy like this!

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  7. Jill says:

    Find him…..straight to. Prison…with animal lovers…..gone baby gone……u evil loser.
    So heartbreaking for this family and their other pets……!!!!! JUSTICE needs to be served..

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  8. Red says:

    Whoever murdered this poor baby is a vile, useless piece of flesh. Find this person and dig a deep hole, shove them in and cover it. Then place rocks on top, then pour concrete….make sure this evil piece of crap never surfaces again.
    RIP sweet Denver. You were loved and cared for…but now you will be able to run and play again at Rainbow Bridge.

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  9. PAMELA D says:

    I AM SO SICK OF LOW LIFE POS COWARDS ABUSING ANIMALS. WHAT ABUSERS DO TO ANIMALS NEEDS TO BE DONE TO THEM AND THIS IS IN PLAIN ENGLISH. ALL I CAN THINK OF WHEN READING SICK SHIT IS THE TORTURE THE LIVING MOTHERFU%$ERS TILL THEY ROT AND DIE. THEY ARE USELESS ASSHOLES AND I HAVE NO WORDS TO SAY BUT GET THEM OFF THIS EARTH IN PAIN SINCE THEY ARE SICK COWARDS, LOW LIFE AND THE SCUM OF THE EARTH WHO ARE HEARTLESS SUBHUMANS. I HATE THEM WITH A PASSION.

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  10. Cynthia Como says:

    This hurts my heart so bad! Too sad for words. Pennsylvania has just passed stronger animal cruelty laws,but it will be hard, if not impossible to find the evil sicko who did this. ❤️RIP DENVER❤️

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  11. Jenny says:

    I look at that sweet doggy face and just can’t fathom anyone wanting to hurt it. Anyone who would do something like that doesn’t have a soul.

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