Friend says Mindy McCready shot her dog before death because she didn't want to leave 'the dog alone'

By Gina DiFalco,

Before Mindy McCready took her own life on Sunday by a self inflicted gun shot wound, she shot her dog. Friends of the troubled country singer now say that act wasn’t malicious.

Mindy really loved her dog and that would not have been an act of malice at all,” a friend said. “It would have been more of a case where she just didn’t want to leave the dog alone.”

But there was a lot going in McCready’s that led to her death. First, her partner David Wilson took his own life about a month ago. Then, the Department of Human Services took her kids Zander, 6,, and Zayne, 9-months-old when she entered rehab.

She was admitted for mental health and alcohol abuse exams, but she was released to an outpatient program just two days later.

Fox News reports that what ultimately made her take her life is she didn’t have a support system to reach out to.

“She didn’t really have a support network and coming home to an empty house seems to be what really did it,” said the insider.

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