Man charged after allegedly shooting puppy

A man has been charged after he allegedly shot a puppy with a longbow and arrow in northern NSW.

The horrific act of animal cruelty allegedly happened at a property on Canowindra Court in South Golden Beach about 8am on Friday.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District were told a man had “allegedly fired three arrows at the eight-month-old puppy, Bucket, with the third arrow striking the puppy in the back.”


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Residents in neighbouring properties rushed Bucket to a local vet, where sadly he was euthanised due to the severity of his injuries.

A 59-year-old man was arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station.

He has since been charged with commit an act of aggravated cruelty upon an animal and recklessly beat and seriously injure an animal.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Byron Bay Local Court on Monday 13 January 2020.

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