Man devastated after find dog shot and killed

Man devastated after finding beloved dog shot dead near his home

A Texas man is devastated after finding his beloved dog, Ed, dead not far from his home in Austin, Texas. According to KENS5 News, the eight-year-old German shepherd mix disappeared after going out through his dog door on December 29.

His owner, Will Russell, had been on an extended phone call when Ed went out – when the call ended, he realized that his dog had not come back inside. Russell immediately went outside to search the area – his quest to find Ed was not successful that night, so he went back out again early the next morning.

Just four to five houses away from home, Russell found the body of his faithful companion in a ditch – frozen, and dead from a gunshot wound. He told KENS 5, “It was a really, really sour hour here in the ditch by myself, just coming to terms with someone murdering my dog in a really malicious, evil kind of way. I can’t go on on how much I miss him. [My] heart’s broken.”

He added:

“To shoot someone’s pet like that — with a collar — that you’ve definitely seen walking around the neighborhood and see in my front yard every day when I’m working … [that’s] a sick person,”

Ed’s death has been reported to the Austin Police Department – anyone with information is asked to call the department at 512-974-2000.

(Images via KENS5/Family photos)

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15 replies
  1. Marni says:

    I cried through the whole interview. He’s right, we need to keep our eyes on our dogs all the time because there are monsters walking the earth who are ready to do evil.

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  2. maxiemom says:

    Well, he does know it’s a neighbor who shot Ed.

    I hope they find the evil filth and put the scumbag behind bars. Too bad Mr. Russell can’t mete out some ‘frontier justice’ if he finds this bastard.

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  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    I highly doubt the Austin Police Department will do much about this. After all they probably would have shot Ed had they seen him wandering the neighborhood and claimed they feared for their safety! I feel for Will Russell, for someone to murder your dog like this is heartbreaking! I hope he gets some justice for Ed’s death!

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  4. Adrienne says:

    RIP Ed.So very sorry Mr.Russell that you lost your dog in such a horrific way. There is absolutely no reason for this killing. A beloved family member in the Russel household I think we all grieve for this family and the heartache Mr. Russell is going through. I hope the police find this gun toting scum and arrest them and through them in jail for years. I pray that someone heard the gunshot and know who did this.Left in a ditch,frozen to death and hope Ed went quickly without feeling pain.What if a child was around or did this coward shoot Ed in the dark of night? Police,do you job and do whatever forensic work needs to be done. Just because this is a “dog” and not a child/person, should be no reason this shooter is caught.

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  5. Helen says:

    I’m sorry for the man’s loss. It’s devastating to see your loved dog was murdered. RIP Ed, I’m sorry a dirtbag human killed you. Being that said, I know I repeat this often, dogs should not be outside unsupervised. The problem with dog doors, the owner wouldn’t always know if the dog went outside. There are just too many sickos in this world. Too many dogs are killed even in their backyards.

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  6. Stephen Phillips says:

    Heartbreaking….

    But what else can we come to expect, from a state that allows every f*ckin’ redneck to roam about – armed to the teeth – firing at will, and slaughtering every living thing they encounter????

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    • Nancy Raymond says:

      Thank you, Stephen Phillips – Texas is beyond the bottom of the barrel when it comes to animal protection – sometimes vigilante justice is called for, and these animals need some people to take action against those idiots who feel they can abuse and kill any being that is not human.

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  7. JOSEPHINE FRAZIER says:

    HOPE THE MONSTER THAT KILLED HIM WILL ROT IN HELL WHEN HIS BOSS SATAN COMES TO TAKE HIM! SO MANY EVIL HUMANS IN THIS PLANET!

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  8. Linda Szymoniak says:

    I hope the monster who shot this dog rots in hell, but the owner needs to take some responsibility. You NEVER let a dog go outside without being in a secure fenced yard, tethered (for short periods) if they don’t have a fence, or on a leash. Dogs and cats who are allowed to roam are much more likely to have something horrible happen to them. Cars can hit them. Monsters can hurt or even kill them (as in this case). Dog fighters can take them for their inhuman acts. Even a fenced yard doesn’t guarantee the safety of a dog, but it really increases their chances of being safe. That being said, of course, this is on the head of the one(s) who shot and left the dog. I pray the dog died quickly and didn’t suffer in the ditch, bleeding out while freezing to death. I can’t even imagine someone doing this to a dog.

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  9. Red says:

    I am so sorry for this man’s loss, and sweet Ed….RIP. Heartbreaking.
    HOWEVER that being sad……. with all the monsters walking around in this day and time, why would you allow you beloved pet to roam around your neighborhood. The world is not as is used to be where our pets could walk around our streets and neighborhoods and be fine. There are more monsters in this world and we have to protect our fur kids from these evil, sick, low life sorry excuses of humans. PLEASE PEOPLE……….THE WORLD HAS CHANGED, DO NOT ALLOW YOUR PETS TO ROAM!

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  10. Joanne says:

    ???????????? HEARTBREAKING AND HORRIFIC! THE EVIL MONSTER THAT MURDERED THIS POOR INNOCENT DOG MUST BE LOCATED AND PROSECUTED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT! THAT SCUMBAG IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND MUST BE SEVERELY PUNISHED!???? THROW THAT HEARTLESS SCUMBAG IN PRISON AND THROW AWAY THE KEY! MR. RUSSELL AND INNOCENT ED DESERVE JUSTICE! WE MUST BE THE VOICE FOR POOR HELPLESS ED THAT WAS HORRIFICALLY MURDERED! MY HEART BEEDS FOR ED’S OWNER. I FEEL SO MUCH SORROW FOR ED AND MR. RUSSELL. THIS IS EXTREMELY HEARTBREAKING, SHAMEFUL, AND DESPICABLE!???? ANGEL ED, I’M SO VERY SORRY, YOU DESERVED SO MUCH BETTER. REST IN SWEET HEAVENLY PEACE, ANGEL ED, YOU ARE NOW IN THE TENDER LOVING CARE OF JESUS. RUN AND PLAY WITH THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN’S SOFT FLUFFY CLOUDS. ANGEL ED, YOU ARE LOVED AND WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN. RIP, GOOD BOY. ♥️????????????????????♥️????????????♥️????????????????????♥️

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