Disabled veteran's service dog shot and dumped on railroad tracks

Disabled veteran’s service dog shot and dumped on railroad tracks

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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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18 replies
  1. Christine Brown says:

    I hope that they find the person who done this and do the same thing to BASTARD who did this to a defenseless dog.
    Karma will get her revenge on you SCUMBAG I guarantee it

  2. Donna L Hawkins says:

    This is a new level of depravity! Why would anyone do such a thing??!!This is utter cruelty to the owner and the poor dog!!

  3. Marni says:

    What they did to this dog is so evil. You can’t even have your dog outside enjoying the day.
    I pray they find this evil person.

  4. Adrienne says:

    Worthless scum we have walking among us to do something like this to an animal that helps a disabled serviceman is the most despicable thing anyone can intentionally do. They to make extortion like calls is beyond comprehension. Hope to god they find out who did this and he is put in jail forever and let the inmates deal with him.

  5. maxiemom says:

    Whoever did this deserves needs to be found, then executed. To steal a veteran’s medically necessary service dog is beyond evil. Jail isn’t enough, and that beast, if caught, will get nothing more than a slap on the wrist.

  6. pennysdachshunds says:

    WHY IN the HELL would SUCH an EVIL<DIABOLICAL <ANTIAMERICAN<SOB even have the desire to MURDER this COMPANION ANIMAL??? The Federal Government Needs to become INVOLVED in this investigation!!! This is a Member of Our Armed Forces Honorability Discharged With Medical Needs. This as far as I am concerned is a Murder !!! EVERY Law enforcement Agency, Military, retired, active and disabled Needs to contact the Governor of Kentucky and DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY and the individual CAUGHT and PUNISHED… Shame ON BOONE COUNTY if you sit back and do NOTHING!!!!

  7. SueBiss says:

    WOW! You wonder who could hate this man and his family this much to do this to their service dog?!?! R.I.P. Gunner. You didn’t do anything to deserve this it is just mankind can be or is completely inhumane to animals and people in this world. I hope Vallandingham can find another service dog as great a Gunner was to help him again. I am so sorry this happened to you and your family.

  8. Nadya Rossi says:

    Extortion threats, then murder? The cowardly traitor that could do this to a true American patriot and hero must be caught and charged!



  10. Barkley's Mom says:

    This is horrendous! About as low as a human can get! I hope they find the POS that did this and let them rot in jail, and after that in Hell! My condolences to Bryan Vallandingham I hope and pray you get some justice for Gunner!

  11. Helen says:

    Find the dirt bag and put a bullet in that scumbag’s head. The POS who killed the veteran’s service dog for whatever sick reason does not deserve to live.

    RIP Gunner

  12. Nancy Raymond says:

    Whoever did this has proven themselves to be one hunk of pond scum – whatever their beef is with Mr. Vallandingham is between them, the dog was just an innocent victim. The maggot puke’s failure to extort money so they murdered his dog proves what a useless waste they are. It will all come back at you and I hope it is soon and lethal.


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