A dog groomer’s husband was arrested after he fatally shot four dogs in her care at their home in Williams County, Ohio, on Sunday.

Theresa Taylor and her husband, 54-year-old Philip Taylor, were dog-sitting the four canines at their home when the incident took place Sunday morning. Theresa said she left home after her husband threatened to kill her.

"He just kept texting me and telling me that he was killing my dogs and if I wanted to save them I'd have to come back and let him take me," Theresa told ABC 13.

Philip then fatally shot Lilly, a therapy dog, Princess, Skylar and Topaz.

Randy Beck, Lilly’s owner, said the canine served as a therapy dog for his wife who was injured in a car accident.

"My wife was just... the compassion I felt for my wife was just unbelievable. She was really upset," he said.

Theresa said, "She (Lilly) was like bigger than life here. Even though she was like this big she was bigger than life here.” Admitting that there were issues between her and Philip, Theresa said, "My heart is still breaking and I'm still a broken person but I have so many good friends. There are so many people that are bringing me up and making me stronger.”

Lilly’s owner, however, believes Theresa should have given them a better understanding about the situation at her home.

"I wish she would have come and said hey I'm having personal problems. Maybe don't bring the dog in for grooming. Had she done that we wouldn't have brought lily in and she'd be alive today," Beck said.

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In a Facebook post Monday, Theresa wrote that she lost “4 of the most precious little soles (sic) in the world.”

Theresa said she is back to work at her salon post the tragedy. Thanking her friends for the support, Theresa wrote, “I want to thank all the fb friends and my family and my salon family for all the messages of concern. I love you all also. My world is broken but today I will start a new life. And I am taking all of you with me. If I didn't get to your message last night. This is your return message. Everything at the salon is normal.”

Meanwhile, Philip was taken into custody and charged with felony of harm to companion animals. He appeared in court Monday and was ordered to surrender his firearms and to not have any contact with his wife. He was released from jail the same day.