North Texas Teen's Service Dog Fatally Shot 4 Years After Town Raised Money for Her to Adopt Him

Officials are searching for the person who fatally shot a North Texas girl’s service dog, leaving the girl without her trained companion.Journey was shot Sunday morning outside Hannah Westmoreland's home in Quinlan. He was taken to a vet for emergency treatment but died from his wounds.Tina Westmoreland, Hannah's mother, said she let Journey out of the house Sunday morning so he could play in pond on the side of the home. After making breakfast, she went on the porch and found the dog lying motionless in the front yard.Though family members did not see what had happened, they decided to take Journey to the vet. They didn't realized he’d been shot until they picked him up to take him to the car and saw the wound.Journey died in surgery a short time later."People wanting to hear her story has been the only thing to stop her crying," Westmoreland said of her daughter, choking up. "She's just — she's so sad."  Continue reading...

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