Boy Grieves Over Best Friend’s Grave After Dog Was Shot 8 Times With Pellet Gun



The Land family, of Pocahontas, Arkansas, is devastated after someone shot their dog with a pellet gun, killing him.

Randy Land was mowing his grass when he found his dog, Max, lying on the ground with blood coming from his head and nose.

At first, Land thought it was his fault and assumed Max had been hit by a rock that flew out from the lawnmower.

They called the Pocahontas Police Department for assistance, and Officer Anthony Parten arrived to apply medical treatment.


When they arrived at the Westridge Animal Clinic, the Land family learned that Max did not receive his injuries from the mower, rather, he had actually been shot about seven to eight times with a pellet gun.

Max sadly ended up passing away, due to a pellet that was lodged in his head.

“Please watch your pets in this area…actually please watch your pets no matter where you live,” Northeast Arkansas Humane Society wrote on Facebook. “There are some very cruel people in this world. A beautiful dog is gone & a family that includes small children is heartbroken. Run free over the Rainbow Bridge Max.”


“Max was such a sweet loving dog,” Audra Land wrote on Facebook. “He was more than a dog he was a part of our family. The boys have Been so heartbroken. We hope to find the person or persons who killed our sweet Max.”

The police are currently investigating and ask anyone with any information on who could have shot Max to contact their department at 870-892-9867. The family is offering a $300 reward on information leading to an arrest or conviction of the killer.

H/T to WOWT 6 News.



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  1. Alicia Douffet

    So much evil in this world but this is a senseless attack on an innocent family member. I hope the PATHETIC POS is caught and prosecuted to the fullest. My heart breaks for those children. God Bless them 🙏💔

  2. Daniel Lopez

    I own a pellet rifle myself and several airsoft guns myself. I use them for plinking practice and hunting squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, and Iguanas. Since Max was killed by pellets, then it is definitely no accident at all. I know this because steel or copper BBs can ricochet with almost the same energy as just before it bounced. Pellets, on the other hand, especially lead ones, deform very quickly upon impact. So it poses very little risk of ricochet compared to steel BBs. This is why I prefer pellet guns over steel or copper BB guns, besides the fact that pellets have a lot more power and can put an intended target, like a squirrel out of its pain and misery instantly.
    Did you know that just a few foot pounds of energy, which can be a steel or copper little BB traveling at just at least 400 feet per second, is more than enough to seriously or fatally wound a small puppy or a toy dog? Everyone who grew up with a dog as a child and that dog got to live a full life, like my mom, who had a fox terrier that lived up to the full age of 16 years, can recall the long great times and all the ups, and downs in their lives. These poor kids, unfortunately, are really heartbroken because the family dog, their best friend’s life got cut really short by an idiot. 😥😭I can’t imagine how it would be if, God Forbid, something like that happened to my cousin’s Maltese, especially if done by a sick, insane guy with a pellet gun. RIP Max, Run Free in the Rainbow 🌈 Bridge. 👼Your family will be there before you know it.

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