Hannah Westmoreland is devastated after her 4-year-old Golden Retriever service dog was shot and killed outside the family’s home in Quinlan, Texas. The dog, Journey, was trained to detect low blood sugar in the diabetic teenager, and now he is gone. The town raised $10,000 for the girl to receive the much-needed service animal.
The dog was allowed outside recently for a quick dip in the nearby pond he loved, as he often did. As the family waited inside, someone shot the dog.
In an interview with CBS affiliate, CBS11, the teen shared, “He was breathing really hard and his gums were white. Then he laid his head in my lap….I kissed him on the head and told him everything was going to be okay.”
Despite veterinary efforts, the dog did not survive. The Hunt County Sheriff’s Department is investigating, and there is a Justice4Journey Facebook page for messages and tips as to anyone who has knowledge of what happened. Our condolences go out to the family on this tragic loss.