Morristown family searches for people who killed beloved pet

Morristown family searches for people who killed beloved pet

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Molly suffered several broken bones and ribs and had to be put to sleep as a result of the incident. Molly suffered several broken bones and ribs and had to be put to sleep as a result of the incident.
"It's been a real rough time for everyone because she was so loved. My wife, Brittany, has broke down in tears several times and there's no black dog waiting for her at the car. There's no dog scratching at the door to come in at night," Greene said. "It's been a real rough time for everyone because she was so loved. My wife, Brittany, has broke down in tears several times and there's no black dog waiting for her at the car. There's no dog scratching at the door to come in at night," Greene said.
Stacy Jordan with the Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society says they have seen an increase in animal cruelty cases. Stacy Jordan with the Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society says they have seen an increase in animal cruelty cases.

By DREW GARDNER
6 News Reporter

MORRISTOWN (WATE) - A Morristown family is now searching for the people who killed their dog.

It happened Thursday afternoon near the family's home in the 100 block of Sequoyah Drive in Morristown.

Those on the scene say it was one of the worst animal cruelty cases they've ever witnessed.

For Justin Greene, his three dogs have always been more like family than pets, but there was something extra special about their three-year-old black lab mix Molly.

"Everybody loved her. She was a great dog. Not any kind of mean temperament," Greene said.

That's what makes it so hard for Greene to believe the events that took place last Thursday.

Greene and his wife, Brittany, were at Food City shopping when they got a call saying Molly was found on the side of the road near their home.

"They were on the side of the road holding Molly and told me they had seen a white sedan pick her up in the car, speed up to about 45 or 50 miles per hour and throw her out," he said.
     
Molly suffered several broken bones and ribs and had to be put to sleep as a result.
     
"It's been a real rough time for everyone because she was so loved. My wife, Brittany, has broke down in tears several times and there's no black dog waiting for her at the car. There's no dog scratching at the door to come in at night," Greene said.

Stacy Jordan with the Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society says they have seen an increase in animal cruelty cases.

"It just makes me sick to my stomach that somebody would do that," she said.

Jordan warns those responsible that they are working hard to stop them.

"When we catch you, you are going to jail and you are going to serve the most time we can give you, because this is a sick, sick crime. If you consider doing this, we will prosecute you if we catch you," she said.

"I'd like to see some kind of justice done," Greene said. "I would like somebody to face charges particularly the guy who threw it, if not both."

And that is what he and his family are working toward now. They are collecting donations to offer a reward for the capture and arrest of those who killed Molly, something they say will only be a small consolation for the loss they've suffered.

If you have any information about this case contact the Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society at 423-581-1494.

If you would like to donate to the reward to help find Molly's killers contact Capital Bank in Morristown at 423-585-0111.

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