Texas Teen’s Diabetes Service Dog Shot and Killed at Family’s Home for no Apparent Reason

A Quinlan, Texas, teen’s service dog was reportedly shot and killed at her family’s home, with no apparent reason seen for the senseless act.

15-year-old Hannah Westmoreland was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 8 years old, meeting her dog Journey when she was 12. The family then spent around a year fundraising so that they could buy Journey for over $10,000. The two then became inseparable, with Journey saving Westmoreland from dangerous insulin levels on more than one occasion.

However, over the weekend, the family let Journey out back in the morning. But, 20 minutes later when they called for her back in, she was found lying on the ground unresponsive. Her mother went out, and found blood and a gunshot wound. Journey was taken to an animal hospital, but was declared dead.

Local police are investigating the incident.

Source: Quinlan teen’s diabetic alert dog shot, killed at family’s home – Story | WNYW

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