2 year old chihuahua shot dead

Toddlers Chihuahua Shot Dead in Backyard

On March 7th, my 3 year old daughter's 2 year old chihuahua Trixie was shot by a pellet gun while playing in its backyard in the southwest. She died minutes later. Police were called, but after waiting the 7-10 days for information, the Sheriff's department had no information and basically told me that my dog was not a priority, even though its a felony to shoot an animal. I was told that one out of three neighbors connected to the backyard were interviewed. Now my daughter is without her best friend, and no one is going to pay for this crime. The sheriff's dept promised action on march 7th, and now they have little interest in finding the murderer stating "when the four homocides this week are solved, then we can worry about dogs." I am sorry, but this was a homicide. My dog was a part of our family and if the police will not help I will contact every outlet I can, including the news. My next call is to an animal rights lawyer.

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weinerjack says ... on Tuesday, Mar 17 at 5:56 AM

I am really sorry at the loss of your little four legged family member. I hope your heart's can heal soon ,it is so devastating to to lose a true friend. Whoever that commited this heartless act deserve the book thrown at them. Good luck!

ANDERW says ... on Saturday, Mar 28 at 8:49 AM

Sorry that your dog got shot.

Deserttoadd says ... on Monday, Mar 30 at 6:04 PM

Two things make great neighbor relations, control your dogs and kids and let your neighbors live their own lifestyle. It sounds like you are a great neighbor and now you just discovered that one of your neighbors is a cowardly felon. I am so sorry.

3boyshere says ... on Saturday, Apr 11 at 7:02 AM

Was your dog a barker that annoyed anyone around? I would want to shoot the dog too. And really, how are the cops going to find out who shot your dog? Should they do a house search for a pellet gun? They are right; human homicides are more important.

doglover says ... on Monday, Jun 1 at 12:16 PM

3boyshere - If you ever made noise I would love to shoot you down too. You being human doesn't make a difference. Humans are killing this planet and over populating by the minute. People like you should be extinct and dogs should run free in the wild

PJ says ... on Thursday, Apr 29 at 4:06 PM

my dog was killed in his own backyard by some neighbors. I also heard about someone whose little dog was shot by neighbors. I didn't know immediately who had killed my dog and it's probably a good thing because I would be in jail for murder.

PJ says ... on Thursday, Apr 29 at 4:08 PM

anyone, their kids, or anyone who remains silent about it that kills a dog when it's not an act of self defense I see no differently than they saw my dog and I believe they should be put down.

PJ says ... on Thursday, Apr 29 at 4:10 PM

someone wants to play with guns in your neighborhood I say play back and return fire. to me it's frightening that they're allowed to have and shoot off weapons and I think it's merely an act of self-defense should I return fire.

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