Dog shot with hunting arrow

2012-10-31 09:32
The dog that had to be put down. (Beeld)

The dog that had to be put down. (Beeld)

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Pretoria - A Boksburg vet put down a dog that was found by the side of the road with a hunting arrow stuck through its body.

A resident drove past and took pity on the animal lying in the blazing sun, reported Beeld.

Leanne Mclean said: “I picked him up and put him in the back of my car. He didn’t do anything, didn’t whimper or try to bite.

“It was awful. The arrow entered him on one side and the point came out the other side.”

A vet sedated him to remove the arrow but decided to put him down as the animal’s whole backside was paralysed.

“When I lifted him, his legs were still moving but the arrow probably did a lot of damage internally.”

Mclean said the arrow looked like an Excel 300 hunting arrow, which according to articles on the internet, was expensive and used by hunters.

According to the website, Quality Archery Bows, the starting price for one Excel 300 arrow is $56.90 (about R490).

An SPCA spokesperson said inspectors had started an investigation and would try to find the person responsible for the “inhuman” act.

She asked anyone with information to call the Boksburg SPCA on 011  916 5906/7.

- News24
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