Dog Fatally Shot Defending Owner During Home Invasion

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(Des Moines, Iowa) -- Des Moines Police say a dog is dead after being shot while defending its owner from a home invasion.

Police say two armed suspects kicked in the door of an apartment in the 2100 block of Indianola Avenue around 12:30 Wednesday morning. Investigators say the dog attacked the invaders, who shot it then fled the scene. Police took the dog to an emergency veterinary hospital, but it did not survive.

So far no arrests have been made, and an investigation into the home invasion is ongoing.

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