Police charge Jurien Bay man after allegedly shooting and killing his neighbour’s dog
Police have charged a man with a string of serious offences after he allegedly shot and killed his neighbour’s dog in Jurien Bay at the weekend.
Police will allege the incident unfolded at about 12.30pm on Sunday when a red cloud kelpie x doberman named Splinter wandered onto the man’s Jurien Bay Vista property.
As the owner called the dog back, the man came out of his property via the front door and allegedly shot the dog with a rifle.
The dog was rushed to a nearby vet clinic but died en route.
Jurien Bay police executed a search warrant at the man’s house where they seized seven rifles, a shotgun, ammunition and drug paraphernalia.
A 49-year-old Jurien Bay man has been charged with animal cruelty and numerous other drug and firearm related charges.
He will appear in the Geraldton Magistrates Court on September 3.
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