Mom kangaroo heartlessly shot by dart as she carried her baby joey

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In the Vines of north Perth in western Australia, a fatally injured mother kangaroo was spotted just days ago in a family’s backyard barely able to stand or walk.kangaroo-with-dart-in-her-back According to the Daily Mail, as the mother with a joey in her pouch turned around, the couple who spotted the suffering animal saw a large, green homemade dart had  been shot into her back.

Sadly, veterinarians  had to humanely euthanize the mother kangaroo; the dart was lodged too close to  the kangaroo’s spine.

“She was in a lot of pain; you could tell by the way she tried to move. We could see a lot of swelling,” stated Andrea Marzi of Express  Wildlife Rescue who had hoped to save the mother’s life. “We assessed it, and unfortunately we had to call animal control and have the animal destroyed because [the dart] was right next to the spine…and it was in so far.”kangaroo-with-dart-in-her-back-2

The 11-month-old baby is now struggling to survive and is being cared for by Marzi. The area is home to many kangaroos. There have been no leads or arrests in the disturbing animal cruelty case. Rest in peace sweet mother.

(Photos of mom kangaroo via screenshot from the Daily Mail)




2 replies
  1. maxiemom says:

    There is a special place in Hell waiting for the kind of monster who can do something like this. I hope this fiend enjoys it.

  2. susispot says:

    They must be braindead to think animals are ours to abuse and hurt. They should be made to suffer equally to get an idea of the pain they inflict. I hope someone has information on who did this and they TALK.


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