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Man with BB gun shoots two golden retrievers, killing one

Police in South Florida are searching for a man who shot two dogs with a BB gun, leaving one of them dead, it was reported on Thursday.

On December 3, an unidentified man entered the yard of a home in the Pasadena Lakes section of Pembroke Pines.

The man shot two golden retrievers, Madie and Max, with steel BBs, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

According to local police, surveillance video showed Madie, the female dog, dying in a pool of blood in a corner of the yard after she was shot.

Max, the male dog, survived but was found with a bloody wound in the middle of his left side, not far from the spot where Madie was shot.

Police in South Florida are searching for a man who shot two dogs with a BB gun, leaving one of them dead

According to local police, surveillance video showed Madie, the female dog, dying in a pool of blood in a corner of the yard after she was shot

According to local police, surveillance video showed Madie, the female dog, dying in a pool of blood in a corner of the yard after she was shot

Madie is seen above in a file photo provided by her owners. Police believe that the dogs were sleeping in their yard moments before they were shot

Madie is seen above in a file photo provided by her owners. Police believe that the dogs were sleeping in their yard moments before they were shot

Police said that surveillance video from neighbors shows a man carrying what appears to be a BB gun walking away from the scene about two hours after the shooting

Police said that surveillance video from neighbors shows a man carrying what appears to be a BB gun walking away from the scene about two hours after the shooting

Investigators believe that the shooter deliberately targeted the dogs and was familiar with them

Investigators believe that the shooter deliberately targeted the dogs and was familiar with them

Investigators believe the shooter aimed for the dogs’ hearts before pulling the trigger.

Police believe that the dogs were sleeping in their yard moments before they were shot.

Madie died just before 8pm.

Police said that surveillance video from neighbors shows a man carrying what appears to be a BB gun walking away from the scene about two hours after the shooting.

Max, 7, recovered from his wound, but his life could still be in danger. 'He has a fragment in him right now that's close to his aorta that the vet is concerned about,' Mione said

Max, 7, recovered from his wound, but his life could still be in danger. ‘He has a fragment in him right now that’s close to his aorta that the vet is concerned about,’ Mione said

Investigators believe that the shooter deliberately targeted the dogs and was familiar with them.

‘It’s deeply affected us, my children, my ex-wife, just me personally – it’s been very sad around the house these last couple of weeks since the dog has been gone,’ said Charles Mione, the dogs’ owner.

‘It was a 10 year-old golden retriever. I had her since she was a pup and she was taken away from me.’

Max, 7, recovered from his wound, but his life could still be in danger.

‘He has a fragment in him right now that’s close to his aorta that the vet is concerned about,’ Mione said.

‘And maybe one day I come home and he may not be with us anymore. That’s a risk right now.’

After an autopsy was performed on Madie, a second BB fragment was discovered in her body, leading investigators to believe that she had been shot before the December 3 incident.

Apparently the long hair on her body concealed the wound which healed on its own.

In October, Madie was taken to the vet after falling ill. The vet believed at the time that she had been poisoned.

Mione said that the family is extremely pained by Madie’s loss.

Max has been heard crying and yelping in Madie’s absence. The incident has so traumatized him that he now hesitates to go outside.

This is the second high-profile instance of cruelty toward animals in South Florida in recent months.

In October, a pit bull puppy was beaten and stabbed before being stuffed in a suitcase and left to die.

Police in Hollywood, Florida, heard crying coming from a blue suitcase in an abandoned building at around 1am on October 10.

Inside, they found the bloody dog with deep cuts on his head and body.

They took the dog to an animal hospital for treatment and named him Ollie.

Ollie eventually suffered cardiac arrest and died.

Police later arrested Brendan Evans, 31, who is facing 17 counts of aggravated animal cruelty. 



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