Family dog killed by crossbow hunter who mistook beloved pet for coyote

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READINGTON TWP. — Elizabeth Mongno said she was walking her Alaskan Shepherd, Tonka, on Wednesday when the dog spotted a deer and darted into the woods next to her house.

As she waited for the 1-year-old dog to return, Mongno says she heard a pop and a yelp. She immediately knew something was wrong.

About 10 minutes later, she found Tonka about 50 feet from her property line.

“I let out a blood-curdling scream, yelling ‘Someone killed my dog, who killed my dog?'” said Mongno, of Readington.

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