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Boy Grieves Over Beloved Dog After He Was Shot ‘7-8 Times’ With Pellet Gun

“Max was such a gentle dog, such a sweet spirit, he will be missed.”


If you own a pet they become a neighborhood of your family which was the case for the Land family and their yellow Lab Max.

The devasted family is mourning the loss of their beloved dog Max, who tragically died after being repeatedly shot with a pellet gun.

Image Credits: Audra Nicole Land

Randy Land was mowing the yard when he found Max lying on the bottom with blood coming from his head and nose. Randy initially thought that it had been his fault which Max had been hit by a rock that flew out of the lawnmower.


They immediately called the Pocahontas local department for assistance and Officer Anthony Parten arrived to use medical treatment.

Image Credits: Audra Nicole Land


Upon arriving at the Westridge Animal Clinic, the Land family discovered something horrific. Max wasn't injured by the lawnmower but had been shot seven to eight times with a pellet gun. Max sadly ended up death , thanks to a pellet that was lodged in his head.

On Friday morning, the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society wrote:



The family’s young son described Max as his “best friend” during a teary-eyed interview.

Image Credits: Audra Nicole Land


Distraught by the news the family doesn’t know who did it or why, but they need justice. Mom Audra says this has affected her family deeply, stating in an interview, “Now our little boy is scared to travel outside.”


Max played a special part within the Land family’s life; he wasn't only their dog but also their ally and their protector

Image Credits: Audra Nicole Land


Audra recalled “He had such a mild such, such a sweet spirit, once we would take our boys to swim if he thought they got too far within the water Max would go get them and he would bring them back to shore” The Land family buried Max at the creek by their parent’s house. they assert it’s fitting as Max loved the water there. Now that they need some closure they now want justice.

Image Credits: Audra Nicole Land


The police are still currently investigating and ask anyone with any information on what may have transpired, to contact their department at 870-892-9867. The family is additionally offering a $300 reward on information resulting in an arrest or conviction of the killer.

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