HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - Hampton Police say burglars killed a woman's dog while stealing items from her home Tuesday.
Cpl. Mary Shackelford with the Hampton Police Division said the woman returned to her home in the 300 block of Locust Avenue around 3:30 p.m. and found her home burglarized.
"I don't even call her my dog," said the dog's owner. "I called her my daughter. She was my princess. She was my everything."
The owner is now living with loss. She asked WAVY.com not to use her name, but she hopes her story will help find the person who broke into her home and killed her Jack Russell, Drew.
"I walked in and noticed my dog lying over there in the kitchen pretty much dead," she added. "I noticed my back door was wide open."
Her bedrooms were ransacked. Her iPad, money and Xbox were stolen, but those can be replaced. What can't is 11-year-old Drew.
"Drew was laying there on the ground in a puddle of blood," she said.
The victim says someone hit Drew in the head with some sort of object.
"I'm hoping she didn't suffer," she added. "I'm hoping she did go right away."
Drew's cause of death will be determined through a necropsy.
There is no suspect information at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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