A young boy’s heart has been broken over what the Tunica Humane Society in Mississippi calls a senseless act of animal cruelty. A young boy and his dog had a very special bond; a positive emotion in these especially treacherous and troubled times. On Friday, someone shot and killed the dog. None of this should have happened – it had been a beautiful sunny day and a great time for a child to be out with his dog.
“Late yesterday afternoon, just past 5 pm., this dog was shot and killed in the field west of Canal Park Subdivision in Robinsonville. Granted, the dog shouldn’t have been running loose, but his leash was still attached to his collar. He had ventured into the field to potty. Not hurting anyone. Not a threat to anyone. Just being a dog,” the organization posted on their Facebook page.
Someone in the subdivision, where the child and his dog live, shot the dog. As the dog turned back to return to his young master, the dog collapsed in the grass at the end of the street.
“One shot, close range because the entry wound was small. He died minutes later right in front of the young boy. Shattered my heart. Shattered his heart,” the post continued.
Authorities did a house to house search but has had no luck finding the guilty person. By bringing this to the public, even on a holiday weekend, it is hoped the responsible person can be found and held accountable for what he/she did to this dog and to this young child. Please share – someone knows who did this.
Tunica Humane Society is offering a reward leading to the identity of the person who killed this dog. The Sheriff’s Department has an ongoing investigation. Please call 662-519-1700 if you have any information on this incident or contact Captain Collins at 363-1411 with the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department.
(Young boy’s heart broken with death of his dog photo by Tunica HS)
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