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Owner offers reward after two of his dogs are shot and killed

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A dog named "Kat" survived Hurricane Katrina.  She also survived a disturbing attack Monday along the driveway outside her new home.

"I couldn't think of anything worst than what happened," says her owner, Charles Boone.

Blood stains mark the spot where Charles found two of his three best friends dead.  A Jack Russell Terrier named Pistol was 13 years-old.

"And you could see this hole through his throat," recalls Boone.

Boone believes both Pistol and a Chow mix named Bear were shot with a .22 caliber weapon. 

"I wake up at 5:00 in the morning, let them out to eat, then they jump back in bed with me," Boone says about his morning routine before the deaths of his dogs.  "They're family," he adds.

He's offering $10,000 to help find who may have come onto his property and killed them.

"I think anybody who did this needs to be off the streets," says Boone.

Boone knew it was too late to save his dogs when he brought them to Eads Animal Hospital.

"It's always one of the calls that you don't want to get," says Dr. Jenny Epling, DVM.

Dr. Epling says accidental shootings are one thing.  However, it appears this is different.

"Was it a mistake or was it something that wasn't a mistake?" asks Epling.

Boone can't think of anyone who might want to send him a message, besides a man who robbed him ten years ago and has since been released from prison.

"I can't understand why someone would get a kick out of killing two dogs," says Boone.

He hopes whoever pulled the trigger is stopped before another pet is killed, or a person gets hurt.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is investigating this case.  Animal cruelty charges and possible jail time could apply.  Call Crime-Stoppers at 901-528-CASH with any information.

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