Police Allegedly Shot Pet Dog During Sydney Police Operation
A pet dog, that only recently became a mother to a litter of puppies, has been left in a serious condition after being shot by police during a siege in Sydney’s West yesterday.
The incident occurred after officers were called to an address at Kikori Crescent in Whalan following reports of a shooting at around 11am on Thursday.
When they arrived they found a 32-year-old man with minor injuries to his leg and hand, believed to be from a firearm. He was taken to Nepean Hospital in a stable condition.
Police began an investigation and following inquiries they established a perimeter at a second property in nearby Shaley, with reports that the gunman may be at this location.
A man was arrested at the location but was later released without charge after a case of mistaken identity.
While on the scene, a senior constable reportedly shot a dog that was believed to be aggressive towards officers. Missy, the staffy-X, survived the shooting but remains in a serious condition.
The dog had only given birth to a litter of puppies four days ago.
A 33-year-old man was arrested a short time later after handing himself in at St Mary’s Police Station. He has since been charged with shoot with intent to murder.
The man has been refused bail and is due to appear at Mount Druitt Local Court later today.