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Metro Animal Services says someone is shooting dogs in the Algonquin neighborhood

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Charmail Washington was going to visit a neighbor when she found one dog, this German Shepherd named Zeko, lying in the yard and called Animal Control. Charmail Washington was going to visit a neighbor when she found one dog, this German Shepherd named Zeko, lying in the yard and called Animal Control.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -

Someone is shooting dogs in the Algonquin neighborhood and authorities need your help to find who it is.

One of the dogs is recovering at Metro Animal Services a second is back with its owner, and a third was killed.

Charmail Washington was going to visit a neighbor when she found one dog, a German Shepherd named Zeko, lying in the yard and called Animal Control.

"He was laying in between these two bushes right here," she said, showing us where she found Zeko.

Washington says she has heard gunfire the night before.

"We had heard, like, four shots," Washington said. "It was said that somebody was trying to rob somebody, but I don't know...but I know the dog did get shot and he wouldn't move, he wouldn't play."

It's one of three dogs shot in the Algonquin area since Sept. 24. Metro Animal Services says the dogs -- two pit bulls and the German Shepherd -- were shot at night in their backyards with a large caliber weapon.

"Because the animals are all in the same area -- all backyards dogs -- we just have a feeling that this might be somebody just having fun and not realizing the amount of damage and hurt that they're causing to these animals," Metro Animal Services' Daisy Blakeman said. 

Animal Services is asking the public to be on guard, report any suspicious activity, and do not keep your dog out at night if possible.

In fact that did happen with one of these animals, the owner got up in the morning knowing the animal was already well fed and watered. He left and the animal suffered all day long because he didn't know. It's not the owners fault," Blakeman said.

Washington hopes whoever is responsible is caught soon.

"It's kinda getting crazy out here," she said. "I'm just praying that things get better to be honest."

The German shepherd is expected to survive but must have a leg amputated.

If you have any information, call Metro Animal Services.

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