Dog shot with hunting arrow

2012-10-31 09:32

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.

  • Gordon20 - 2012-10-31 09:38

    SICK F*&KING WORLD..............

      Kawasaki1985 - 2012-10-31 10:05

      These Bows are as powerful as guns, however, require no license. Time to change the rules as this is happening far to often. Sick pricks !!

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-10-31 10:14

      It could have been a mistake , a prank by a drunk teenager or an intentional attack by a sick neighbor. Some people keep these arrows and pellet guns at home for home defense but i have seen a few people who used them to play pranks on innocent people. My money is on a drunk teenager though, with so much drugs on the street ,these kids get high so easily and go about playing dangerous games and engaging in demonic rituals.

      zebedi.spring - 2012-10-31 11:51

      Question: why is there so much more outrage because a dog was shot, rather than a buck or other game? Why is a dog's life more important than any other animal? More to the point, why is hunting allowed at all? As you say Gordon, sick f*&king world.

      toni.k.mcquillen - 2012-10-31 11:55

      omonaija if it was an accident then at least help the poor animal instead of leaving it there to suffer!

      Andrea - 2012-10-31 12:04

      Jasper, you are a do*s.

      ann.murray.9279 - 2012-10-31 13:21

      Oh how I wish I could catch someone who carries out such cruelty to the defenceless, be they animals, children or the elderly ...

      dewald.galjaard - 2012-10-31 13:26

      @zebedi.spring. Perhaps because dogs cats are domesticated, share our homes even beds, turn to us for love and care - even protection? You know, the real reason you should not hurt an animal, any animal, big or small, is because that animal has AS MUCH RIGHT TO LIFE AS YOU HAVE! I hope they catch the person responsible; however, I would I am not sure what punishment would fit such a despicable act.

  • siann.heidgen - 2012-10-31 09:40

    I hope the person who did this dies a HORRIBLE death!!! SICK PEOPLE!!!!!

      typersa.baddy - 2012-10-31 10:50

      Agree with you 100%. They do not deserve to walk amongst other humans!!

  • jacquesfrancois.dutoit - 2012-10-31 09:45

    Find these people and shoot them with an arrow.... This is sick!!! We don't need people like this in society. - 2012-10-31 11:35

      I Wonder what sick person click 'unlike' on our comment!!!

  • lostand.damnedskeptic - 2012-10-31 09:46

    humans suck

  • tednhet - 2012-10-31 09:47

    I cannot believe that there are people out there that would do something to an animal.Catch the BASTARD and swing him by the BALLS.

      gerald.parker.3956 - 2012-10-31 09:59

      No rather shoot him in the head (the one without hair) and then make him run away

      brendaanne.anderson - 2012-10-31 14:33

      As the saying goes : You can judge society's moral structure by the way they treat animals. May this person rot in hell.

  • andrew.gordon.505523 - 2012-10-31 09:48

    Shame poor thing. Humans really are the most violent and destructive things on this planet

  • renard.souza - 2012-10-31 09:57

    Filthy disgusting humAn beings

  • jenine.nicholson - 2012-10-31 09:58

    Horrific!!!!! Sick bastard - i hope they find you!! Thank you Leanne for at least trying to help the poor little thing and thankfully now it isn't in the - what i can only imagine to be - excruciating pain it was in!

  • erich.goosen - 2012-10-31 09:59

    I dont have words to express my disgust and shock. Sick bastard!

  • greg.nel1 - 2012-10-31 10:00

    I posess a compound hunting bow myself which I use for competitions and for the pleasure of an ancient sport. This f%^%$r is a disgrace to humans and needs a warm klap to the ear as a start to his re-education in socially acceptable behaviour. What a D@@s!!

  • diana.gill.18 - 2012-10-31 10:04

    If that piece of stuff wanted to be a hero hunter he would better go after Julius Caesar-wannabe. Why to shoot an innocent dog?

  • ken.koen - 2012-10-31 10:06

    Whoever this low life bastard is, I hope something equally horrible happens to him. Ill bred sub human scum !!!!!

  • ditantane.kganakga - 2012-10-31 10:07

    we're a sick society

  • shaun.l.schwartz - 2012-10-31 10:09

    WHY WHY WHY????????????????????????????????????????? I wish I knew what to write here - Animals love us unconditionally and this is how we repay "man's best friend". May the person who did this be "blessed" by Karma. To the pooch I am truly sorry for what was done to you........

  • andre.strydom.9674 - 2012-10-31 10:10

    These easton excel arrows are some of the cheapest arrowshafts on the market and often used by newcomers and novices. Also a shaft that can be used from a crossbow and not just a compound bow. This is a no go. Truly sad and as a keen bowhunter am really disgusted by an act like this.

      vaaldonkie.visagie - 2012-10-31 13:02

      The arrows I use with my crossbow cost R40 each, if you want to talk about cheap...

  • shaun.l.schwartz - 2012-10-31 10:10

    WHY WHY WHY????????????????????????????????????????? I wish I knew what to write here - Animals love us unconditionally and this is how we repay "mans best friend"..... May the person who did this be "blessed" by Karma.......... To the pooch - I am so sorry for what was done to you.... R.I.P

  • henno.terblanche.5 - 2012-10-31 10:11

    IT IS really BAD. Chances are that it was pushed in and not shot in. Look at the angle. Plus if the dog was shot with a bow it will probably go through the poor dog. These arrows will go through game. I dont think it was shot in.

      arnel.mostert - 2012-10-31 11:31

      The bow did went right through the dog; you just can't see it in this picture.

  • jairaj.sureschandra - 2012-10-31 10:12

    The owner of the animal should not have allowed the animal to wander off into the public area without adult supervision. In my opinion, this act should constitute animal abuse in the first instance. But the tragedy is that the owner cannot be located because animal ownership is not properly regulated in our country. Animal abuse of the above nature is truly of the most evil kind .......

      toni.k.mcquillen - 2012-10-31 12:03

      I agree with your centiments, but what if the owner of the dog ids the gulty one? But you are 100% correct, people who take on pets are responsible for their well being, they rely on us for love, food and a home, and in return they love us unconditionally, and all my animals certainly entertain me all the time, giving me a good laugh and making me forget any stress I have, they are my babies and probably spoilt littl brats :) but I love them dearly, and I can not stand to think that someone would do this to my babies, I love them so much and they deserve so much better.

  • smahlaba - 2012-10-31 10:13

    Cruelty to animals is not cool.

  • JuliusYouPrick - 2012-10-31 10:17

    Happened in Boksburg. Enough said.

      melinda.botha.75 - 2012-10-31 14:10

      No Julius it does not say enough not all people from the east rand will hurt animals , maybe this person lives right next to you and was in the east rand area to try out he's new toy you chop !!

  • pieter.walt.5 - 2012-10-31 10:21

    NO, how can somebody do this? Sick humans out there!!

  • lielie.smit - 2012-10-31 10:22

    Youi sick bastard!!!! MAy you burn in hell!!!!

  • tamlin.vanheerver - 2012-10-31 10:30

    useless efing clutchplates!

      neelso - 2012-10-31 11:13

      Uhmmm Tamlin, clucthplates = Afrikaners? Is that what you meant? If yes, not cool. Im an Afrikaner and is sickened by this story.

  • Jane - 2012-10-31 10:30

    So many sick, depraved people in the world. It is scary to know they walk amongst us and we don't even know who they are

  • koo.doyle - 2012-10-31 10:32

    Whoever did this shout be shot. No questions asked. What a disgusting piece of filth.

      Margaret Bosch - 2012-10-31 10:48

      well said!

  • natasha.wentink - 2012-10-31 10:34

    This is absolutely disgusting!!! Not just a dog but ANY hunting is inhumane!!!

  • john.bollie - 2012-10-31 10:35

    I can think of a million things I would like to do to this sick bastard. I hope they find him and hang him by his balls on Church Square for the world to see!!!!

      neelso - 2012-10-31 11:15

      @Gift...Lets not go into race here, YOU have far more at stake. We all know Africans don't have the best rep for animal rights. - 2012-10-31 11:59

      @Gift, YOU ARE STARTING TO IRRITATE all of us know because we are animal lovers and we don't want SICK people like YOU on this page so please just go OF!!!

  • bennie.pearson.3 - 2012-10-31 10:38

    It is sad...dont agree with the info regarding the price of the arrow. If it was a huter with a compound bow, they the arrow would not be in the animal. Maybe it was a rabies dog and the person had to act in self defence....

      denise.herbst.5 - 2012-10-31 10:52

      Right! Shot it in self defence and then left it alive and suffering next to the road. Very humane!

      johan.botha.7965 - 2012-10-31 11:25

      Bennie I also noticed the error in the price, they took the price straight off the website, which was probably for a dozen bare shafts. I do not think self defense was the case, the angle points to a quartering away shot? My bet is on a youngster with a low draw weight, whose parents bought him the bow but taught him nothing about the ethics and responsibility of owning a bow.

      koo.doyle - 2012-10-31 11:56

      It's 'rabid' and your hypothesis is as ridiculous as your comment.

      toni.k.mcquillen - 2012-10-31 12:11

      I dont really care what the cost of the product is, what it was used for is more the concern...........

      Audrey Pearl Meyer - 2014-04-18 12:20

      If you cannot say anything intelligent F OFF!!!!!!!!!!

  • Margaret Bosch - 2012-10-31 10:47

    why are ppl such horrors to harm animals n think its cool

  • herman.bester.58 - 2012-10-31 10:50

    One of my neighbours has a cat that comes into my house at night and pi$$es all over the place. Have you ever woken up and the first thing you smell is cat pi$$? Ive tried to catch it and talk to it about its evil ways but alas, cats arent that easy to catch. Perhaps the shooter in this story was also at his wits end? #justsaying

      toni.k.mcquillen - 2012-10-31 12:13

      try visiting a good petshop they can advise you on a humane way to handle these situations, I can appreciate that it isn't pleasant when animals come onto your property, however they dont understand boundries, they are animals - but there are humane solutions to these problems, you dont have to mistreat the animal.

      ebon.geist - 2012-10-31 12:52

      @Herman - don't expect sympathy from this mob. They don't tend to see reason when any issue regarding animals comes up. @ShelleyV - Have you even been the victim in such a situation? And if so have you ever had success with this strategy? If so you have unusually reasonable owners. I have learned long ago that you may as well talk to a brick wall if you expect the owner of an offending cat to even acknowledge that their cat is the offender, let alone take any kind of responsibility for it. The fact is that if the owner had any sense of accountability/responsibility they would have had the cat neutered whilst still a kitten, and the spraying would never have become a problem in the first place FYI, once a cat learns to spray (which happens to male cats mostly, at around 6 months of age), it is unlikely that its behaviour will change even if you then have it neutered. Now I am not saying it's cool to retaliate against the animal, but given how ready most of the commentators on this forum are to physically lynch the perpetrator in this case, I think that getting upset about someone at their wits end harming an animal is hypocrisy.

      christian.denyschen - 2012-10-31 14:11

      Herman die beste ding wat jy kan doen is gooi die kat met n bak water en hy sal nie weer in jou huis kom nie, die kat skrik sy moer af en jy maak hom nie seer nie.

      Audrey Pearl Meyer - 2014-04-18 12:21

      I hope it pl$$$es on your head

  • msophiasharp - 2012-10-31 10:53

    How AWFUL......

  • cronje.cor - 2012-10-31 10:54

    I hope they catch this sick fuk.

  • ana.curcic - 2012-10-31 10:55

    Save the errow and use it on the sick bustard when Y find him / her.

  • jenni.hoppingmills - 2012-10-31 10:58

    Sick Bastards, If anyone knows anything about this, please speak up! This is absolutely unnacceptable and I hope that they get whats coming to them.

  • Eterni80 - 2012-10-31 10:59

    my heart felt thanks to the dude that took the dog to the vet. the dog is now in a better place. to the coward, you live in my neighborhood, if I catch you - I will douse you in petrol and set you on fire then watch you die screaming while no one comes to your aid - you have been warned.

      Audrey Pearl Meyer - 2014-04-18 12:23

      Good for you Gavin I hope they find the bastard real quick

  • jenni.hoppingmills - 2012-10-31 11:00

    Sick Bastards!!! I hope they find them and that they get the MAXIMUM punishment allowed...Infact, lets line them up and shoot arrows into their bodies, see how they like it. Man, this makes me SOOOO Angry!!!

  • bryan.torien - 2012-10-31 11:00

    Horrendous! However I have to say, the owner of the dog is just as guilty for allowing the dog to be roaming the streets. Fact is there are several sick people out there who without thought are cruel towards animals. If you decide to keep a pet, they are your responsibility! Please people take care of your animals and keep them on your property where you can keep them safe. Only supervised walks outside! To the hunter, the dog didn't know any better, and would probably have shown you trust, loyalty and affection if you gave it a chance you chop!

      neelso - 2012-10-31 11:21

      @Brian, true, I hope the owner feels a lot and I mean a lot of guilt BUT it is still just an animal regardless if a stray, I agree it does not know better and we as humans should be guardians of them, as stated in Genesis for religious folk or just a simple moral code for non-religious folk. Shooting an animal for no apparent reason is sick. There is always an alternative....

  • mari.theologo - 2012-10-31 11:02

    I hope and pray they find the person and punish him with full extend of the law! They call themselves humans!!! Please!!! Its heartbreaking to read articles like this! Then again look at the crime against kids and old people we can't expect anything better in this country anymore!!! Sick society!!

      koo.doyle - 2012-10-31 12:09

      Unfortunately, the full extent of the law in SA is a joke. A slap on the wrist and a fine at worst. The government seriously needs to do something about this, and make the punishment fit the crime.

  • wayne.waterson - 2012-10-31 11:09

    If i found him i know where i would put that arrow!!!!

  • heiku.staude - 2012-10-31 11:12

    Should have shot a little lower but never the less, good shot.

      neelso - 2012-10-31 11:29

      @ Heiku, Seeking attention are we? I would love to see a arrow impale you in your chest cavity and whilst you are there mumbling and crying for you mommy comment: "Should have shot a little lower but never the less, good shot."

      jenine.nicholson - 2012-10-31 11:32


      chris.whittaker.9047 - 2012-10-31 11:34

      Causing deliberate harm to animals is a good indication of a mental illness. Condoning such behavior could lead others to believe you share certain traits with the attacker. Next time you are pulling wings off flies ask yourself if you are really a hero.

      LanfearM - 2012-10-31 11:51

      @ heiku.staude - you are either a psychopath in the making, or a troll.

      heiku.staude - 2012-10-31 12:03

      I can assure you all that I am indeed a psychopath, not a troll. Also, I hate dogs.

      koo.doyle - 2012-10-31 12:10

      Go play in the traffic you waste of skin.

      jenine.nicholson - 2012-10-31 12:19

      Don't forget to add Barbarian, Heiku - in order to be a psychopath you actually have to be a human, which entails having a heart - clearly you have neither. Whether you love or hate dogs - shooting an innocent dog from behind is a cowardly, barbaric act that should not go unpunished and should certainly not be condoned.

      koo.doyle - 2012-10-31 12:43

      Take a look at him. It's clear he has neither the looks, nor the intelligence to attract attention in any other way. Shame, must be rough being so truly pathetic.

      neelso - 2012-10-31 13:42

      @Koo, brilliant! There is always one or two of them formed in High School...The "rebels", those who refuses to pay attention in class, bunks class, smokes as much as possible in break, slow speech, causes trouble, tries to be cool but gets bullied for being a smuck, low level of intelligence...enjoys classifying themselves as "otherwise" or as "psychopaths" but at the end of the day ends up as a sir sucked then and will forever do so.

      dewald.galjaard - 2012-10-31 13:53

      What a sad little man.

      heiku.staude - 2012-10-31 15:02

      Thanks for the free kop doktering guys, much appreciated. All the best.

      dewald.galjaard - 2012-11-01 09:06

      You don't need a 'kop dokter' to tell you, you've completely lost the plot. Even if you do not 'like dogs', you should still respect life. Of course, you don't have to, but then we don't have to value your life much either.

      Audrey Pearl Meyer - 2014-04-18 12:23

      FU you stupid fck

      Audrey Pearl Meyer - 2014-04-18 12:25

      Fckn retard!!!!!!! You might hate dogs - I despise and ahte people like you - freak!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lisa.devezas - 2012-10-31 11:12

    F****K the Owner who do this responsible. If I see this person, I will KILL the person with hunting arrow into their Head. I want Him or Her to dying with suffer pain, like what the dog has been through...\r\n\r\nBASTARD!!!!! I want person hang up death!!!! \r\n\r\nMy heart for dog! So beautiful and innconet...

  • vlammie.pilot - 2012-10-31 11:14

    It seems my comments get removed quite often. I wonder why. Other people swear more, there are bigger racists around here than me.

      hallo.daar.56 - 2012-10-31 13:55

      Ugly avatar.

  • andre.j.hanekom - 2012-10-31 11:16

    This country is right upfront with spawning the most despicable human scum. I hope the authorities arrest those or the individual responsible for this cruelty. Jailtime is too good for criminality like this. Maybe a disused mineshaft.

  • - 2012-10-31 11:27

    I can't believe that people can be so evil! Don't that person have a heart??? If they find that person i swear i would take off at work and go kill that SATAN!!!!

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-10-31 11:28

    I wish the shooter would own up, but being a COWARD I know they won't. I hope you suffer as much as that dog, you sick F.

  • givenvon.baloyi - 2012-10-31 11:31

    I would do the same if the dog owner failed to secure their dogs. A neighbor's dog attacked me in my own property while I was carrying my three weeks old daughter. I called SPCA, who read the owners number from the tag and issued a warning to the owner. A week later the dogs scaled the wall and attack another neighbor where a 9 year old boy fell in the pool and nearly drowned. Owners must be responsible.

      johan.botha.7965 - 2012-10-31 11:41

      So in a sense what you are saying is that if the neighbors' kids scale your wall to steal peaches (for instance) you should also be allowed to shoot them? If you suggest that people should take the law into their own hands it has to cut every way possible. I understand your frustration with dogs running loose, but there are laws against animal cruelty and they have to be obeyed. If someone harms an animal out of bona fide self defense I have no problem with it, because as much as I hate seeing animals get hurt, I still believe human life is more precious. However, if you look at the picture (the shot was fired from the side and from behind) and the tool that was used it is clear that this dog was not attacking the person who shot it.

      LanfearM - 2012-10-31 11:56

      So we kill dogs now with arrows and knives and bullets when we feel threatened? Or even think we MAY be threatened by a dog? It is has long been a sick practice by many people to kill cats because they tend to roam, now its dogs, so who is next? The beggar on the corner because he annoys you [and may be a potential hijacker]? Where do you draw the line? I agree with johan.botha.

      toni.k.mcquillen - 2012-10-31 12:28

      I have also been bitten by a dog, they still dont deserve to be treated like this. If a dog is aggressive it has to do with the owner not the animal, animal's natures depend on how you treat them. If you beat a child it has a high likely hood of growing up to beat their own children, if you teach a dog to be aggressive it will act in such a way, it isn't the dogs fault they are aggressive the owner should be held responsible, some people do offer corrective therapy for aggressive dogs, but in some cases they may need to be put to sleep, either way it doesn't need to suffer a horrible death in the way this animal did, it was not necessary. And in any case, most animals you would expect to resond with aggression if they are injured, it is a defense mechanisim, this dog didn't even do that when this lady helped it, therefore this particular dog was not aggressive anyway, not that an aggressive one would deserve this fate. Also who carries a bow and arrow around anyway?

      LanfearM - 2012-11-01 11:51

      @ toni.k.mcquillen - exactly! You don't get bad dogs, you only get bad owners!

  • heinrich.barnard.9 - 2012-10-31 11:31

    after finding the piece of rubbish, bring him to me and I will shoot him with my Winmag ... several times. Piece of trash

  • dominique.vanwyk.5 - 2012-10-31 11:42

    If I catch this F*#$ER Ill put a bow up His ass!!!

  • johan.botha.7965 - 2012-10-31 11:45

    For everyone saying this was self defense, here is a clear picture that it was not.

  • petr.valcik1 - 2012-10-31 11:49

    It's really sad that there are people out there that would do this type of a thing. Poor pup... I am also surprised how many people actually agree with this claiming that it could have been self defense. I mean - this is a tiny dog first of all that doesn't pose danger unless it has rabies which I seriously doubt. Secondly - I don't see people walking around with bows and arrows for self defense. Hope they catch the responsible person.