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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -– For many people our pets are like our family and we mourn their loss very difficulty. What would you do if your dog was brutally killed?

Friday, Cory Morgan Gray, 24, allegedly strangled his girlfriend’s six-pound Chihuahua while she was in class at Cape Fear Community College.

“I found him there, and I found little Charlie. He just looked like so in pain and so tense, and he just looked so pitiful and helpless,” said Jenna Branham, the dog’s owner.

Gray was booked on preliminary charges of felony cruelty against animals. After spending one hour in jail Gray was released on a $5,000 secure bond.

“If Charlie had been a person, it would be murder, but it’s not. It’s animal cruelty,” Donna Branham said. “It’s not animal cruelty. It’s animal murder. He murdered this dog.”

The Branham family is trying to raise awareness about animal cruelty cases such as this by starting an online petition to strengthen animal cruelty laws.

Click here for more information on their Charlie’s Law.

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Guest9743
2016 years 2 months ago

Hogs and cows may not be pets but they are living, breathing animals just like a dog or cat!!

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Diane Lynch
2016 years 2 months ago

Since when is a child not considered a human? SMH. A cat darting out in front of a car is an accident. Right? A grown man picking up a chihuahua and strangling the poor creature is not an accident. Right? You are obviously not an animal advocate. He IS a terrible person and the only ridiculous thing here is your opinion. Geeze, please.

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Diane Lynch
2016 years 2 months ago

It makes you stupid if you’re a friend of this idiot. I don’t care what you look like.

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Very Concered Citizen
2016 years 2 months ago

Couldn’t Agree More!

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Guest565623
2016 years 2 months ago

i have known tons of chihuahuas that have been kind and gentle souls. maybe you should be locked up too

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