A Florida family is searching for answers after one of their German shepherds was stolen, shot and dumped. According to WEAR TV, Erika O’Brien’s shepherd, Dalilah, was put out into the yard on Sunday with the family’s two other dogs and when they came home later in the day, only two dogs remained inside of the fenced area.
O’Brien walked the fence line to see if there was somewhere that her German shepherd may have escaped, but found nothing – after posting about her dog’s disappearance on a lost and found Facebook page, someone’s comment about seeing a dog that looked like her led to her discovery.
Not what the family hoped to find
Unfortunately, the tip did not lead to a happily-ever-after for the O’Brien family. Instead, they found Dalilah’s body along Gulf Beach Highway – someone apparently shot the German shepherd twice through the top of her head and then dumped her body. O’Brien told the news agency, “I want to not only get justice for my baby. I want to get justice for everybody else. This shouldn’t be a reoccurring issue. I should be able to let my dogs have their freedom and not worry about someone come stealing and killing them.”
A report has been made to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office – anyone with tips or information is asked to reach out to the authorities.
Find the Justice for Dalilah Facebook page here.
(Screenshot via WEARTV)
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