EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Easthampton police are looking for those responsible for a housebreak in which a beloved dog was killed.
According to a news release sent to 22News by Easthampton police, the pet, a 12 year-old toy poodle named Hannah, was discovered by her elderly owners at the bottom of their basement staircase.
Police were called to the owners’ upper Loudville Road home around 4:15 Tuesday afternoon, after they had discovered someone had broken in. The homeowners told police they were very worried when Hannah did not run to the door to greet them, which she always did.
A veterinarian examined Hannah’s body, and found that she died from blunt trauma to the head.
Police say that cash, medications, and other items were stolen from the home.
People who were in the neighborhood described seeing a gray or dark-colored SUV in the victim’s driveway late Tuesday morning or early Tuesday afternoon. If you were in the area of upper Loudville Road and noticed anything suspicious Tuesday, you are urged to call Easthampton police at (413) 527-1212.