Poor puppy takes bait

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

A THREE-MONTH-OLD puppy is still re­cov­er­ing af­ter be­ing baited in her back­yard in Port Dou­glas last week.

Own­ers Krees Krul and his part­ner Jessie went out for din­ner last Tues­day night and re­turned home at 9.30pm to a bro­ken fence and sausages stuffed with rat poi­son in their back­yard.

The cou­ple took their beloved pets, puppy Ella and their six year old dog Nick, to the clinic as make the an­i­mals empty their poi­soned stom­achs.

“Ella had eaten about three of the sausages so we were re­ally lucky to have come home when we did,” Mr Krul said.

“When we came home our front fence had been kicked down and the dogs were pant­ing and stress­ing.

“We couldn’t find the puppy any­where be­cause she was hid­ing - she was ter­ri­fied.”

Ac­cord­ing to the neigh­bours the dogs were barking loudly and a tall man came over to the house and started yelling at the fence.

The man al­legedly kicked the fence and threw some­thing over it.

“This is re­ally up­set­ting that some­one would do this to our pets,” Mr Krul said.

“If the dogs are barking you con­tact the neigh­bours-you don’t bait them.

“We would like to warn the com­mu­nity there is some­one out there who is do­ing this and it’s im­por­tant for neigh­bours to look out for each other.”

Po­lice are cur­rently in­ves­ti­gat­ing the of­fence and are urg­ing wit­nesses to con­tact them on 4087 1999.

Photo by SAM SMALLBONE

Cruel: Kees Krul with puppy Ella

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.