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Four dogs found shot to death in Elmore County

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ELMORE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Police are searching for the person who shot and killed four dogs in Elmore county.  Two of the dogs were discovered Sunday; two more were discovered Wednesday afternoon.  The dogs were found on Old Avant Road, near the intersection with Mount Hebron Road, right outside of Eclectic.

Priscilla Arnold says her family began a search for their German Sheppard after they discovered one of the dogs had broken loose from its leash. 

"My son said, oh mom, the dogs are out will you let them in?  It's cold," Arnold said.  "So I go back there and there's an empty rope."

Along the way, they found two pit bulls shot to death along the road.

"The dogs didn't have a mark on them, except for the bullet hole, where they were killed," Arnold said.  I said they're somebody's babies, look what good shape they're in, they belong to somebody."

After finding the pit bulls on Sunday, it took three more days of searching before the Arnold found their Shepherds, close to where the other dogs were found.

"I'm mad, my heart's broke.  It's just, I just can't imagine someone that cruel," Priscilla Arnold said.  "I carry dog biscuits day thinking when I find my dogs, they're going to be hungry and thirsty.  I didn't know they'd be dead."

Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin told WSFA 12 News police believe the dog killings may be related.  And he says they have some solid evidence in the case.

"Someone did see a pickup truck that was in the area," Franklin said.   There was blood coming down, appeared to be fresh blood in the back of the tailgate.  There's not a lot of vehicles like that from that area, there's got to be somebody from that area."

The Arnolds not only want to find out who killed their dogs, but also find out who owns the pit bulls. 

If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 334-215-STOP. You could get a reward.

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