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Neighbors outraged after miniature poodle fatally shot outside owner's home

February 4, 2011 |  8:10 am



There is outrage in Whittier after someone fatally shot a miniature poodle mix. KTLA's Jamie Chambers reports:

The dog's owner, a 64 year old man who lives in the 11200 block of Gladhill Rd., let his dog out about 1:00 a.m. early Thursday morning. When the dog didn't return, the man went out to look for his dog, named Shakira. No one heard shots in the neighborhood, according to sheriff's Sgt. Jeff Dusky.

Dusky said Shakira's owner let the dog out to urinate at about 1 a.m. At around 2 a.m. the man heard his other dogs barking. "He goes out and he noticed the dog was lying on the grass, not moving or breathing," Dusky said.

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