A beagle was shot to death in his yard and his owners are
Buddy the beagle was shot in the head on a warm, sunny day.
"The bullet went, cracked his skull, and where he laid down and
finally died, the blood kicked up and came out of his mouth," said
Larry Harris, who came home Friday afternoon to find his 5-year-old
dog dead from a gunshot wound.
Harris said Buddy was still warm, so he must have suffered for a
while. A neighborhood dog, Louie the basset hound, was near Buddy
when Harris' wife found him shot.
"He was in the yard sitting next to him howling. She thought they
were just playing, so she walked up to him because he wouldn't get
up, and that's what happened," Harris said.
He said his son is Buddy's best friend.
"He doesn't want to stay in the house sometimes. He cries because
Buddy stayed with him through everything for all these years,"
Harris said. "We lost a friend and we lost a family dog."
No one in the neighborhood has come forward with information on
who shot Buddy.
The Leavenworth County sheriff is searching for the culprit. The
person could face felony criminal charges.
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