Family's Dog Shot To Death During Burglary

A central Kentucky family demands answers, after police say a burglar broke into their home and shot their dog to death.

She had been a beloved member of the family for years.

But now, a Frankfort mother and daughter are mourning the loss of their beloved pet.

Frankfort Police say a burglar killed the dog Monday morning, after breaking into a home on Hickory Drive.

The home's owner, Sandra Ferrell, returned home for lunch Monday afternoon, only to see the dog shot to death in the kitchen.

Police say the burglar only stole a 4-year-old Dell computer from Ferrell's home.

The incident has those who live near Ferrell's home upset. Some told 27 NEWSFIRST that Ferrell's home has been targeted by criminals before.

Ferrell says the hardest part of this is having to tell her 15-year-old daughter about the dog's death.

Franklin County Animal Control officers say this is the first time they've responded to a dog being killed during a burglary.

So far, no arrests have been made.


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  • by Nancy Location: Kentucky on Jun 27, 2008 at 07:20 PM
    I've known Sandra for a long time and she has been through too much. The brute(s) that did this need to be locked up and the key needs to be thrown away, because if he (they)gets out, it might not stop with just her dog. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her daughter.
  • by Me! Location: Ky on Jun 26, 2008 at 07:47 AM
    It wasn't bad enough to break into this person's home. But to shoot their dog? Thats just cold, cruel and in-human.I hope they catch this person/persons and prosecute like they would if it were a person they shot! My dogs mean the world to me and they protect our home.It is terrible to think of someone doing that.My heart goes out to the owner of this beloved animal.I fell it died "in the line of duty". Because that is what a dog thinks it is there for. Companionship,friend,loyalty and to protect it's humans.
  • by tabatha Location: frankfort on Jun 25, 2008 at 02:05 PM
    For a while we all thought lexington and louisville wasbad, latley the people that are moving into frankfort is making it horrible.. in the last week we have had ppl shooting ppl over drugs and now mudering dogs for no reason.. that neighborhood is getting abd and so is the rest of frankfort- - i hope the catch them - -
  • by Rachel on Jun 24, 2008 at 03:27 PM
    I agree with Heather. The person that done it probably knew the family well and the dog as well and it could identify them. Some people don't have any hearts.
  • by Sara Location: Vicco on Jun 24, 2008 at 12:21 PM
    This story hurts my heart and outrages me at the same time. I am so sorry about your dog. I have 4 dogs and they are part of my family. I know I would hurt someone over them. I'd rather spend time with them than most people. I hope they catch those pathetic excuses for human beings. People like that need to be shot themselves. Do to them what they did to the poor defensless dog.
  • by Heather Location: Nich on Jun 24, 2008 at 11:39 AM
    Sounds like someone who knew her or at least had a grudge against her, to do something so personal and so violent. What a sick person! I hope the police really are working to catch this person, because this sort of psycho will not stop at murdering pets....
  • by Goebel Location: Lexington on Jun 24, 2008 at 11:36 AM
    What a POS. Some people are just poseing as humans. I can't say what I really think.
  • by Tanya Location: frankfort on Jun 24, 2008 at 11:27 AM
    I was shock to find out to see a house from someone that I know on t.v. I was scared that something happened to the owner. I'm glad of that but it's really bad about the dog. i hope the find out who did it. She is a nice woman that let me live with her at that house for a few months. I also lived on that street just a few doors down. Who ever that broke in will hopefuly be caught. People should live her alone. She had nothing but trouble for as long as cane rember. I wish her the best. Be safe for people that lives in that neighborhood. I'm praying for her and everyone else.
  • by j on Jun 24, 2008 at 06:51 AM
    Absolutely disgusting..that dog was more of a contribution to our society than the trash that killed her will ever be. How hard are authorities looking to catch the punks.? For those who love our pets, no amount of money can compensate..too bad we can't dish out the kind of punishment they really have coming. Your average dog can be nicer than your nicest person. Pets give unconditional love. When they do catch the scum and take away his gun, why not just turn a rabid pit bull loose on him?!. Would serve em right
  • by Claire Location: Lexington on Jun 24, 2008 at 06:26 AM
    I think if someone had shot my dog, I might have had to hurt them. How could they?!?
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