Rogers County deputies investigate after family's dog shot, killed outside their home south of Inola

Posted at 11:44 AM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 17:52:54-05

INOLA, Okla. -- Deputies at the Rogers County Sheriff's Office are investigating after a family's dog was shot and killed south of Inola.

Jennifer Smith is the owner of the dog, Sadie. Smith said her daughter heard a pop late Friday night, and deputies later informed the family that the dog had been shot.

"I looked outside, and I saw Sadie lying on the ground," Smith said. "I just kind of lost it."

Smith said her neighbor saw a small SUV drive past her house that night, then circle back with its headlights turned off. The neighbor said someone began calling to Sadie and coaxing her closer to the fence.

The person then shone a light on Sadie, according to the neighbor, and fired a single shot that struck her in the shoulder. Smith said the injured dog ran back up closer to the house and died.

"If she had been trying to attack them or chase them, it would have been a different story," she said. "For her to be laying on the ground and then for them to call her toward them and intentionally shoot her, there's no description. It just breaks my heart, breaks me all the way to the core."

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Rogers County Sheriff's Office.

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