A Smith County community is raising serious questions after a dog is shot and killed for no apparent reason inside their neighborhood.
It happened to residents living just off Hwy 110, near CR 437 on Friday.
Cheri Eager, responding to a neighbor's report that someone was shooting in her yard, started a search of the property. Soon after, Eager found her neighbors' six year old Husky shot dead near their adjoining property line.
"They intentionally meant for this animal to suffer," she says. "And that alone was horrible and knowing that this was someone's pet was horrible."
The animal's owner, Carolyn Frizzell says the shooting followed a series of mysterious happenings in the neighborhood. Two dogs have been taken from Frizzell's property in just the last year. The most recent, a Husky named Bandit disappeared two weeks ago. Her remaining Husky, Queenie, became Friday's victim.