Reward offered: Young boy’s heart broken after his dog shot and killed

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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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13 replies
  1. Pamela Garlisch says:

    I pray to God that the person that did this is found and prosecuted to the fullest extent, however Mississippi does not have very good laws for this. 🙁 Mississippians you need to change your laws!

  2. Adrienne says:

    No reason this family dog should have been shot and had a collar and leash on him too.Poor boy to see his dog die right in front of him. RIP and pray they find the person who did this cruel and inhumane killing. Why needs to be answered by this scum who had a gun. These are the people who should never have guns and this person, when caught should be an example to others who own guns and end up using them to kill family pets.

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    I hope and pray they find the heartless POS that shot this boy’s dog!. The dog was running with his leash still attached, certainly not hurting anyone or thing! Why must people be so cruel. This is something that will stay with this young boy for the rest of his life, I pray he is able to live with it!. To whoever did this, may you rot in Hell!

  4. vicki hood says:

    How sad an innocent was killed by a wacko. That little boy suffered because of an idiot that wanted to shoot his gun. When this creature is caught and sentenced i hope Bubba finds him and gets idiots Yahoo all messed up.

  5. Donna L Hawkins says:

    This is heartbreaking and outrageous! I’m so sorry for this boy! Someone knows who did this senseless, cruel act! They need to be apprehended! Who’s running around with a gun?

  6. JEANETTE says:

    what an sob to kill the dog, it had a collar and a leash. so, no need to kill the dog. idiot who shot it. should be put down.

  7. pennysdachshunds says:

    Thank YOU at the Humane Society and the Law Enforcement for taking this Evil Deed Seriously… THIS GUN HAPPY BASTARD could Have JUST AS EASILY KILLED the CHILD that was with HIS LOVING PET!! The dog looked well cared for was with HIS person. DID HAVE A LEASH AND COLLAR ON and WASN”T CHASING or ATTEMPTING to ATTACK SOMEONE… WHAT THE HELL IS THE PROBLEM WITH THIS PICTURE!!!! A very SICK and DISTURBED INDVIDUAL HAS THERE HANDS ON A GUN!!!

  8. Nancy Raymond says:

    Another hunk of subhuman trash that desperately needs to be found, hogtied and dumped in the nearest landfill – they deserve no less.

  9. Red says:

    “We can judge the heart of man by his treatment of animals”
    “It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.”
    “Never trust a person who doesn’t like animals”


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