A family in Methuen, Massachusetts, came home to a heartbreaking scene in their yard on Thursday afternoon. As reported by WYFF News, someone shot and killed Moose, their three-year-old German shepherd, and their other dog was lying on his body – either trying to comfort him, or protect him from further harm.
The Massachusetts’ State Police Tweeted about their involvement with the cruelty case:
18h18 hours ago
MSP Crime Scene/Ballistics assisting @MethuenPolice in investigation of fatal shooting of a family’s German Shepherd on Lowell Boulevard. This is a tragic crime and is treated as seriously as any other violent crime. Law enforcement must have no tolerance for animal cruelty.
Moose’s family is dumbfounded over what happened, and unsure why anyone would have targeted Moose – their other dogs, who were in the same fenced yard on Thursday, were unharmed.
The state police will be working with the local authorities as the investigation continues.
(Screenshot via WYFF News)
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