ISLIP TERRACE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police are trying to determine whether the death of a dog found in the backyard of a Long Island home was a criminal act or accidental.
Jax, an 85-pound pit bull, was found bleeding from his mouth Saturday in his family’s Islip Terrace yard.
The dog’s owner, John Balk, said the 4-year-old pooch was shot to death and a pellet was found in his chest.
“For four years he was my shadow, my buddy,” Balk told CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan.
“Somebody came in our yard or over our fence and shot the dog with a pellet gun,” Balk’s wife Connie told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera.Comments