Three dogs were shot sometime between Nov. 5-6 on South Liberty Street in Dublin.
The dogs’ owner, Danny Clayton, said he thinks they could have been shot early in the morning on the sixth.
“Somebody came in the back gate and shot our dogs,” Clayton said.
Leo, a 7 month old German Shepherd, was shot in the head and died on the back porch.
Sugarbear, a 3 year old German Shepherd, was shot twice, once in the head and once in the stomach, before he died. Clayton said it looked like Sugarbear was first shot on the porch before trying to escape to the corner of the yard.
The only survivor of the attack was Rollo, a 6 year old small mixed breed. Rollo was shot twice, with one bullet grazing his back and the second bullet hitting his shoulder. Clayton said Rollo was also attacked by the assailants after he was shot, suffering bruises on his chest and stomach.
Clayton isn’t sure who could have done something like this, and feels it could have been a burglary attempt or retaliation of some kind.
Whoever it was, Clayton believes they had been watching the house and knew the dogs were there and that’s why they came armed with a gun.
“Normally the dogs stay inside at night,” Clayton said. “But they were out that night. I had to leave early from work to get my son.”
Clayton’s wife was in a Fort Worth hospital and he was on his way to see her. He left work about 5 a.m. and arrived home 30 minutes later only to find his dogs shot in the yard.
“It scares me to think what would have happened if I had walked in on it,” Clayton said.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the shooting.
Calls to Dublin police seeking comment on the case were not returned.