NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - "Just a sweet little dog, real protective, I mean he's never offended anyone," said dog owner, Nancy Hubbard.
Don't be misled by his name. Nancy Hubbard says her 7-pound miniature Doberman named "Killer" is anything but that.
This weekend, she discovered her tiny 12 year old dog had been shot.
Julie says Killer dragged himself across this yard and onto this porch, scratching at the backdoor, after receiving several gunshot wounds.
"I heard one gunshot, and you know the first you hear, you are not sure what it was. And then there was a pause, and then there were several more. I didn't count how many more," said neighbor, Toni Trees.
Trees heard the shots and came running. She rushed the dog to a Nacogdoches veterinarian.
"I just felt like because he was so tiny and so crippled that he wouldn't offend anyone," said Hubbard.
Hubbard has an idea of who the shooter may be. She says a neighbor has threatened her before.
"He came into the yard, and said if my dogs come into his yard, he would either mace them or shoot them," said Hubbard.
Nacogdoches county laws only allow someone to shoot, if a dog is showing signs of attacking.
"But as far as the rights go, if somebody's having a problem with a dog, they need to contact their local county law enforcement to respond to that situation," said Nacogdoches County Constable, Jason Bridges.
Hubbard says the whole situation breaks her heart.
"To have someone intentionally try to kill him when he was so little and so helpless really makes me take a long look at the evil in the world," said Hubbard.