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Two dogs found shot and killed in La Vergne

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LAVERGNE, TN (WSMV) -

A La Vergne couple is trying to come to grips with the brutal death of their two dogs, a pitbull named Elvis and a lab named Monster. They were found shot not far from their home and their bodies were placed on railroad tracks.

Amanda Neal and her boyfriend David Crutcher had put up hundreds of posters and even looked well beyond their La Vergne neighborhood. On Sunday they received a call that broke their hearts.

"I got a phone call, the person on the other end said 'we found your dogs.' The way they were killed is just unreal. The lab was shot between the eyes. The black dog was shot in the back," Neal said.

The couple told Channel 4 News the dogs were gentle and favorites with neighborhood children. Falhon Stansbury, a neighbor, fears for the safety of her kids.

"I'm deathly afraid if somebody can do this to a dog, there is no telling what they can do to someone else, a person, a child. This person needs to be caught, period. It's unsafe for our children, our family pets. It's just unsafe," Stansbury said.

Both Elvis and Monster are buried in Neal and Crutcher's back yard. Crutcher's 10-year-old daughter is taking the loss hard. The dogs were there to greet her everyday when she came home from school. For Neal and Crutcher, two loyal family members are gone.

"I'm obviously not coping well. I'm still crying very hard, it's difficult to sleep. I just don't know how anyone can do something like this," Neal said.

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