- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 21, 2018

COVENTRY, Vt. (AP) - Vermont State Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a family’s pet dog.

Police say the beagle had been mistakenly left outside Monday afternoon in the town of Coventry. Authorities believe the dog was killed between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The family took the dog to a veterinarian, and a necropsy determined the cause of death.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 802-334-8881.

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