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A Washington state couple is alleging that a neighbor shot and killed the dog they got to help cope with anxiety they suffered after surviving a mass shooting in Las Vegas last year, a report said.

Lona and Joseph Johnson were present at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in October when a gunman opened fire from his hotel room and killed 58 people. The couple’s dog, Jax, a Labradoodle, was shot on Sunday. Their neighbor allegedly told police that he found the dog chasing his chickens, the report said. The report said that investigators said no chickens appeared to be harmed.

“He was such a blessing,” Joseph Johnson said. “He gave us something to look forward to. I really believe Jax was a big part of our healing.”

Source: Las Vegas shooting survivors say comfort dog was shot, killed – Las Vegas Review-Journal

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