A disabled veteran’s service dog was stolen, shot in the head, and then dumped on railroad tracks in Boone County, Kentucky. According to WKRC News, the body of Gunner, a Siberian Husky, was discovered on Monday afternoon.
Bryan Vallandingham’s dog disappeared on January 12 – the dog helped Vallandingham cope with his epilepsy which stemmed from a traumatic brain injury. A frantic search of the area ensued – volunteers helped scour the area and rewards were offered, but a happy reunion was not meant to be.
WKRC News reported that recently the dog’s family began receiving strange extortion messages from someone – then the unthinkable, Gunner was found with a gunshot to the back of his head. Now, Vallandingham wants answers, he told the news agency, “You took my dog. You stole him. You shot him. You may have hurt me and my family greatly but you will not break me.”
A 2,500 reward has been offered through CrimeStoppers for information about who took Gunner – and killed him. Information can be called in to 513-352-3040.
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