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‘Just makes you angry’

By Staff | Jan 31, 2014

Submitted photo Kay and Travis Gregurek pose for a photo with their deceased dog, Cloe.

To Kay Gregurek, Cloe was a “princess”, and a welcoming presence in her old neighborhood in Minot.

She didn’t think that her dog would be killed, especially in Rugby

Cloe, a black “pom-poo” (half Pomeranian, half Poodle breed), was shot, in the center portion of her body, near a fire hydrant on 2nd St SE on Jan. 3. The dog had been let outside about 12:12 p.m. and was by the fire hydrant for less than a minute, according to Gregurek.

A group of ladies saw that the dog was downed, but they didn’t see the shooter. The shooter has not been identified, but Gregurek and her sister, Sheryl Cameron, say they have a good idea who it was. The Rugby Police Department is still investigating the matter, according to Police Chief John Rose.

“When you think about it, it just makes you angry,” Cameron said.

Gregurek said. “I love this little town, you just never dream this would happen.”

Cloe was cremated. The support Gregurek has received from area residents intensified after her niece, Madeline Cameron, sent a letter to the Pierce County Tribune. The letter was also posted to Facebook.

Cloe was purchased in Upham when she was a puppy, about the size of Gregurek’s hand. Her favorite place was the shower and she insisted on water fresh from the faucet. She also thought that she was a big animal and wasn’t afraid of bigger dogs, Gregurek said.

Gregurek has expressed her dream of a dog park in the city of Rugby, and said that she would like something good, especially for other dog owners, to come out of this, in honor of Cloe.

Anyone with information regarding the case can call the Rugby Police Department.

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