Woman finds dog shot to death near dead deer in Goodlettsville

Courtesy: Cathy Sewell

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Goodlettsville woman believes her beloved pet was shot on purpose and wants the person responsible to be caught.

Cathy Sewell lives on a 27-acre property and runs a dog rescue called Keely’s Friends Dog Rescue.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

Her pups have their run of the property, but when she came home Sunday, one special dog was noticeably missing.

Sewell had raised her Catahoula “Cabo” on the property so she knew he couldn’t have run off.

“I searched throughout the night for him, and, as soon as daylight, broke I jumped on the four-wheeler,” Sewell said.

She says her other dogs led her through he woods right to Cabo’s body. He had been shot.

Sewell is convinced Cabo’s death is no accident.

Courtesy: Cathy Sewell
Courtesy: Cathy Sewell

Just 25 feet away, she says she found a doe with the same type of wound as Cabo’s.

What’s more, the doe was left behind with all of its meat; that’s a very unusual thing for a hunter to do.

Doug Markham with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency told News 2 almost all hunters take their kill for the meat. Also, they are required to report those kills to the state.

The TWRA says it’s investigating in case this hunter didn’t do that and also because the person who shot the doe and the dog was trespassing.

Sewell wants the person responsible caught so this doesn’t happen to someone else’s pet.

“This hunter obviously took Cabo’s life and meant to do,” she said.

There is a $1,350 reward for information leading to Cabo’s killer.

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