In Sydney, Australia, a 66-year-old man faces aggravated animal cruelty charges for shooting a family’s ten-year-old Pomeranian multiple times. At first the dog’s owner thought his dog had been bitten by a snake.
The tragic offense took place right before Christmas in western Sydney.
According to NTNews, the tiny pooch was rushed to a nearby emergency veterinarian where radiographs revealed the dog had four bullets lodged in its spine, lung and rib cage. Veterinarians were not optimistic about operating on the dog named BJ – not knowing if he would survive surgery. Miraculously the pooch survived and has since been returned to his family where he is recuperating.
During an investigation following the shooting, police arrived at a nearby property located in Cecil Park, and interviewed a 66-year-old man and his 14-year-old grandson. In a search of the property, authorities discovered the air rifle matching the caliber of the bullets used to shoot the dog. The unidentified man has been charged with the unauthorized use of a firearm as well as the animal cruelty charge. He is scheduled to appear in court in February.
Get well soon BJ. No reason has been provided for the man alleged to have shot the dog.
(Photo of Pomeranian (not one in article) courtesy of Pomeranian Adopt Rescue Me!)
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