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Family dog killed then snatched

By toriness - 5 March 2008 27

Intruders broke into a Canberra backyard, killed the family dog and dragged its body away, police believe.

The 10-year-old german shepherd called Max disappeared from the Vogelsang Place, Flynn, property some time between 4.30am and 8.30am (AEDT) last Sunday.

His horrified owners found a trail of blood leading from their backyard to the side of their house.

“A blood trail was discovered from the rear yard and into the side yard of the residence, which indicates that the dog’s body had been dragged for a short distance, and then removed by persons unknown,” ACT Policing said in a statement.

Police have searched the neighbourhood but have not found the dog or any witnesses.

Officers say they are not aware of any complaints having previously been made about the dog.

Anyone who saw suspicious behaviour around Vogelsang Place early on Sunday morning is urged to call Crime Stoppers.



As a personal comment I will just say that I don’t care WHAT these people (who owned the dog) did, if anything at all, or whether the dog barked all night or attacked another person’s pet or child or whatever – nothing excuses animal cruelty. I’m posting this here in hope that someone in the area and reading this site noticed something to tell the police to catch and prosecute whoever murdered this poor dog.


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27 Responses to
Family dog killed then snatched
Danman 9:07 pm 05 Mar 08

funk you’re a cunny funt el 🙂

el ......Turbo V8 Re 8:34 pm 05 Mar 08

To be fair, the font *is* different.

staria 5:20 pm 05 Mar 08

Geez I hope not. What some people can do to animals is beyond belief. They deserve to be hung.

toriness 5:05 pm 05 Mar 08

skidnblair – yes it is a direct cut and paste…right down to the AAP at the base of the text which is why i put the astericks then my own personal comment. please excuse my neglect in omitting to delete ‘advertisement’ at the top of the post :/

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 4:15 pm 05 Mar 08

It’s not like the punishment would be very harsh anyway – claim you’re a victim and they’ll probably let you go free.

Thumper 4:13 pm 05 Mar 08

My sentiments exactly Danman.

Danman 4:10 pm 05 Mar 08

My dogs are my family. Come after them and you will have me to deal with.

I would have no hesitations defending/avenging them as strongly as my own immediate family and would cop any legal recourse on the chin

chaton 4:02 pm 05 Mar 08

not funny.

neanderthalsis 3:45 pm 05 Mar 08

maybe someone is making a Frankendog and needed the skin…

p1 3:36 pm 05 Mar 08

Maybe the dog killed an intruder, then drag them away?

Unlikly I admitt, and random scary behavior. Stealing a do is bad enough, but killing then stealing a dog?

chaton 3:01 pm 05 Mar 08

disgusting. Just down the road from me and I have two dogs. How could people physically do something like that? They deserve the same treatment.

Skidbladnir 2:59 pm 05 Mar 08

This is a direct cust and paste from an AAP-linked source (down to the “Advertisement” text, which is an almost direct copy of the AFP Media statement. :\

Original ACT Police Media release

CrimeStoppers number is 1800 333 000, by the way.

Thumper 2:57 pm 05 Mar 08


VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 2:55 pm 05 Mar 08

What a bizarre thing to do.

wishuwell 2:38 pm 05 Mar 08

Total support toriness not normally vigilante like but I am on this one.

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