A Rome, Wis., family is in a state of shock and disbelief, after their dog, "Zoey," was shot and killed last week.
According to Zoey's guardian, Chris Meyer, the tragedy began on the morning of Oct. 25, after Zoey disappeared from home.
Zoey's family immediately began to search the area with the hopes that their dog would be located and brought back home safely.
The family questioned hunters in the area, to see if Zoey had been spotted, and they were told that the hunters (who also happened to be the family's neighbors) had spotted the missing dog.
According to Meyer, the hunters advised those searching for Zoey that they had thrown sticks at the dog because she had "disrupted" their hunting.
The family continued to search for their dog and questioned the hunters again on Oct. 26; this time, the hunters simply told them "no," she had not been seen.
On Oct. 28, three days after Zoey disappeared from home, her family made a grim discovery - her body, pierced by an arrow, just 30 feet from the hunters' tree stand.
According to Meyer, Zoey had been shot through her neck and back and left to die.
Meyer has stated that Zoey's body was within plain sight of the tree stand and it would have been impossible for the hunters to have missed her.
Today, the family is devastated over the death of their dog, and the way that she died. The police have been notified and an investigation into her death is underway.
On Tuesday, Meyer wrote:
I had to dig up Zoey's body. The police department wants have an Autopsy performed. It was sad but we will do anything to gather enough evidence against her murder. When we get Zoey back she will be cremated and be able to stay in the house where she belongs.
Exactly what will come from that investigation remains to be seen.
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