Haysville family demands answers after dog found abused, killed

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A Haysville family is mourning the loss of their two-year-old dog found dead on Sunday afternoon and now learning the animal's death is being considered a case of cruelty. 

The Monjaras family says their Blue Nosed Pit Bull, named "Blue," went missing earlier in the week and never came home. Angela Monjaras took to Facebook asking for help locating the missing dog. 

A commenter on the post reported seeing the dog dead along a section of 95th Street South near Hillside. KAKE News spoke to the commenter who says she is an avid animal lover and wanted to report the missing dog to the family so they could get closure.

Monjaras says they went to the reported location to see if the dog was Blue. 

"There she was. We thought she got hit by a car...but that wasn't what happened," Monjaras said. 

Monjaras says the dog did not have trauma like she was hit by a car, but signs of abuse. The family filed a report with authorities. 

"They shot her. They tied her legs. It was just horrible," she said.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is investigating the case as animal cruelty, telling KAKE News they believe the dog died from being shot. The department could not speculate on the other injuries Monjaras said the dog had. 

The sheriff's office is asking for the public's help to identify suspects in the case. If someone heard about or saw the incident happen, they are asked to contact the Sedgwick County Sheriffs Office at (316) 660-5300.

"I just broke down crying, because that was something precious to me," Monjaras said. "They broke my heart, they broke my dad's heart, they broke my whole family's heart." 

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