Hunt for pup killer
A SPEARWOOD couple whose 10-month-old pug Coco was found dead after their home was burgled at the weekend say they are heartbroken and are pleading for those responsible to come forward.
Tahnee and Nebojsa Vuksan were in Sydney for the weekend when their Nineham Avenue home was broken into Saturday morning, sometime between 1.30am and 6.30am.
Tragically, neighbours found Coco’s body a short distance from the home later that morning. Mrs Vuksan told Seven
News her dog’s death had devastated her family.
“They say a dog becomes part of the family but she was our family; she was my baby,” she said.
“You plan your life around your animals. You do your research and do so much to protect them and then someone comes into your house and takes them. “It’s devastating.” Mr Vuksan said what was meant to be a nice weekend away in Sydney had turned into a nightmare.
He said Coco’s death had caused stress for his wife, who is six months pregnant.
“We’re just heartbroken, absolutely heartbroken,” he said.
“We don’t need this stress at the moment.
“We just want whoever did this, we just want them to be caught.
“This person is an absolute animal, they shouldn’t be on the street.
“If you can do that to a little puppy, you are not human.”
Mrs Vuksan said the couple’s wedding album had also been stolen during the burglary.
“At the end of the day, possessions can be replaced but lives can’t,” she said.
“Even though Coco was just a pug, she was more to us. To come into someone’s house and then hurt their family member; do you have any remorse?”
Coco’s death has caused outrage on social media, with many people calling for tougher penalties for people who abuse or kill animals.
The cause of Coco’s death is still unclear but police are continuing to investigate the matter.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.