STOCK PHOTO: (Not actual dog).
STOCK PHOTO: (Not actual dog). Claudia Baxter

Video helps ID dog shooter

A MAN has been charged with animal cruelty and discharging a firearm over public land after allegedly shooting a dog and posting a video of the incident online.

Chinchilla Police Station Officer in Charge Sergeant Gerard Brady said the incident had come "full circle” after viewers of the video, which was posted on social media site Snapchat, passed it onto the media with police then able to identify the man

"We've been able to track it back and charged the man on Tuesday,” Sgt Brady said.

"The dog allegedly had been harassing stock so this person has taken it upon themselves to shoot the dog with a .22 ratshot rifle while it was just sitting at the back of Boonarga Hall.”

Sgt Brady said the dog had survived the shooting.

A MAN has been charged with animal cruelty and discharging a firearm over public land after allegedly shooting a dog and posting a video of the incident online.

Chinchilla Police Station Officer in Charge Sergeant Gerard Brady said the incident had come "full circle” after viewers of the video, which was posted on social media site Snapchat, passed it onto the media with police then able to identify the man

"We've been able to track it back and charged the man on Tuesday,” Sgt Brady said.

"The dog allegedly had been harassing stock so this person has taken it upon themselves to shoot the dog with a .22 ratshot rifle while it was just sitting at the back of Boonarga Hall.”

Sgt Brady said the dog had survived the shooting.


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