Beloved family dog dies after being stabbed in backyard

A much-loved family dog named Vuk has been stabbed to death in the backyard of a home in Melbourne.

The horrific incident is understood to have happened earlier this week, at a house on Fifth Avenue in Dandenong.

It’s understood Vuk’s owner was getting ready for work when she noticed blood on the back patio. Soon after, she found her Maltese cross Jack Russell seriously injured in the backyard with “multiple stab wounds.”


Police said the woman placed the 11-year-old dog in the car to rush it to a vet, only to discover that her car tyre had also been slashed.

After making it to the vet a couple of hours later, sadly Vuk could not be saved and had to be put down.

Greater Dandenong Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the death.


Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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