Townsville Family Returns Home To Find Miniature Dachshund BEATEN And DROWNED

A couple returned home from a business trip to find their miniature dachshund beaten and drowned in their backyard pond.

Scott McWilliams and Vernon McIlroy have decided to leave Townsville in far-north Queensland for good after flying home from Sydney to find their eight-year-old pooch Paris killed during a suspected break-in.

The owners believe Paris would have barked at the intruders when they entered the property last Sunday – but it wasn’t until their house-sitter went into the backyard that they knew the attempted robbery had been fatal.

The owners believe Paris (pictured) would have barked at the intruders when they entered the property last Sunday

‘We found claw marks in the pond so she’s obviously been held under,’ Mr McWilliams told the Townsville Bulletin.

‘She was found bloody and floating in the pond.’

Their other dog Astrid, who is the same breed as Paris, was found shaking after the ordeal but was physically unhurt.

Scott McWilliams and Vernon McIlroy (pictured) have decided to leave Townsville in far-north Queensland for good after flying home from Sydney to find their eight-year-old pooch Paris (pictured) killed

Mundingburra police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Graeme ­Patterson said that detectives were working with the theory an intruder jumped over the back fence and tried to break into the house.

The dogs likely made a bit of a racket, frightening the almost-thief into drastic and horrifying action (Paris pictured)

The dogs likely made a bit of a racket, frightening the almost-thief into drastic and horrifying action.

‘Anybody with a pet who knows the attachment that a pet brings your family would find this disturbing, so if we have anybody out there who knows who is responsible for this, please call us,’ Sen-Sgt Patterson said.

Their other dog Astrid (light brown in colour), who is the same breed as Paris (pictured), was found shaking after the ordeal but was physically unhurt

Mr McWilliams and Mr McIlroy have decided to sell the six properties they own in Townsville and move to a region that doesn’t remind them of what was lost.

Mr McWilliams and Mr McIlroy have decided to sell the six properties they own in Townsville and move to a region that doesn't remind them of what was lost

‘We moved to Townsville to settle and find a place that we could really call home, but it doesn’t feel like home when you’re not safe in your house,’ they said.

Anyone who witnessed the ­incident or anything suspicious on Queens Rd between 6am and 6pm on Sunday should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

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DARWIN: Who Would Do This To A Beautiful Horse ?

The hunt is on for the cruel thugs who shot a horse with two arrows causing it to die.

Pearly, the 19-year-old Haflinger mare, was found at an equestrian club in Darwin with two arrows piercing the side of her body.

Fannie Bay Equestrian Club shared the sickening photos to Facebook saying Pearly was a ‘gentle and well loved pony’ who taught a number of children to ride.

Pearly was shot and killed by two arrows which pierced the side of her body Wednesday afternoon (pictured)

Fannie Bay Equestrian Club shared the sickening photos to Facebook saying Pearly (pictured) was a 'gentle and well loved pony' who taught a number of children to ride

‘This horrible sight greeted one of our young members,’ the club wrote on social media.

‘[We] are shocked and horrified that someone could be so cruel, evil and stupid.

‘This idiot is dangerous.

‘RIP Pearly, you brought joy to many. You didn’t deserve this.’

Pearly received emergency surgery but died Wednesday night because the arrows were too long and caused severe internal damage.

Fannie Bay Equestrian Club president Mel Brenton said the club was in disbelief that someone would shoot a beloved children’s pet with a bow.

‘I’ve been a member of the club since 1979 and I’ve never seen anything like this,’ she said.

‘It has completely shocked and shattered the club and people are extremely sad, devastated and angry.

‘It’s not an accident, she was shot deliberately not once but twice. To do this to a defenceless animal makes me sick to my stomach.

People like to hunt and enjoy archery, but this isn’t sport, it’s animal cruelty. I’m disgusted, our kids are sad – she teaches kids to ride and was a beautiful animal who deserved better.’

Ms Brenton said the club was first and foremost worried about the safety of members and other horses while the shooter was still on the loose.

‘It worries be as the mother of a young child and the owner of a horse in the same paddock, but all kinds of people use this community space who are at risk,’ she said.

While the police are investigating, the equestrian club have called for people to spread the word, hoping someone in Darwin bow hunting clubs are able to identify the shooter.

‘Someone’s got to know something, if you do get in touch with the police,’ Ms Brenton said.

‘We want to find this lowlife scum and get justice for Pearly.’

'[Pearly] has taught [the little girls] to care for a pony by themselves and the enrichment it brings,' the club wrote on Facebook

Northern Territory Police said they were are investigating an incident of animal cruelty that occurred between 8:30 pm on 10 October and 4:45 pm on 11 October

‘The incident involved a horse being shot with two arrows, which resulted in it having to be put down. The arrows have since been seized by forensics and investigations are continuing,’ it said.

The club previously described the mare as a ‘Barbie Pony’ with a ‘long flowing flaxen mane and tail’.

‘[Pearly] has taught [the little girls] to care for a pony by themselves and the enrichment it brings,’ the club wrote.

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Enormous Kangaroo Caught Off-Guard Bathing In An Outback River

An incredibly muscular wild kangaroo has been spotted taking a dip in a gushing river in Western Australia’s South West region.

The giant boomer was pictured having a splash in the Boodjidup Creek, in Margaret River – about four hours south of Perth.

With its muscles bulging as it stood in the flowing waist-deep water, the majestic creature offered a puzzled expression to its inquisitive onlookers.

An enormous kangaroo (pictured) was pictured looking pretty annoyed after his bath in a creek was interrupted by a man and his dog 

The giant boomer was pictured having a splash in the Boodjidup Creek, in Margaret River

Multiple photos of the rare event were shared to Facebook on Wednesday and quickly garnered over 850 likes and nearly 3,000 shares.

More than 600 people commented on the bizarre occurrence, with multiple expressing their disbelief at its enormous size.

The huge animal appeared a bit off-put that his river bath had been interrupted, sporting a rather displeased look as it glared at the intruders from different positions.

Multiple photos of the rare event were shared to Facebook on Wednesday and quickly garnered over 850 likes and nearly 3,000 shares