A woman is distraught after her dog was shot with a spear gun by her neighbour of 15-years.
The incident happened yesterday at midday in the NSW Central Coast suburb of Gosford, with the male neighbour forcing his way into her property and allegedly attacking the dog.
The brown Labrador cross has undergone emergency surgery in Homebush and has been taken off life support after being shot in the head.
“I’m just gutted,” the owner said.
“He’s been a neighbour for 15 years, I don’t know what to say. I’m just gutted. She was a beautiful dog. My grandkids all loved her, she just loved the kids.
“I’m still in shock, I just can’t believe what’s happened. It’s such a beautiful dog – all because she was barking.”
The man has since been charged with committing an aggravated act of animal cruelty, firing a spear gun to injure person or property and breaking and entering into a house to steal goods less than $60,000.
He will face Gosford Local Court today.