ATLANTA - Atlanta police are looking for a burglar who broke into a home and shot and killed a dog.
Police and the dog’s owner, who asked not to be identified due to fear for his safety, told Channel 2 Action News someone broke into his home in Southwest Atlanta on Friday afternoon.
The owner said he had left home to run a quick work-related errand about five minutes away.
When he returned home, he noticed his front door was damaged and his televisions and computers were gone.
He found his dog, Coco, in his bedroom.
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“She was laying on the back in the corner and it was just full of blood,” said Coco’s owner.
The burglar had shot the 7-year-old pit bull four times.
“I fell down beside her and I called her name and she looked up at me and she stood up on three broken legs,” said the owner.
Coco and her owner only moved to Atlanta a couple of months ago from up north.
“She literally is like my best friend,” he said.
Coco endured two surgeries. Over $9,000 was raised on GoFundMe to help pay for her medical expenses but we learned Thursday that after her second surgery, she did not make it.
In an update on the site, the following message was posted:
I'm sorry to write Coco didn't make it after her 2nd surgery today as hoped, and passed away. Also sad- most of the vet bill still isn't covered, so I'm leaving the fundraiser open until it is. Thanks so much for everyone's generosity.
You can still help the owner with medical bills by clicking here.
If you have any information about this case, you can call Atlanta Police at 404-614-6544.
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