Decapitated koala, birds, dogs and possums are found dumped in a city park – the barbaric scene so horrifying that rangers have been offered counselling
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- More than a dozen mutilated animals found at Toowong’s Anzac Park, QLD
- The animals included a decapitated koala, dogs, birds, a cat, and possums
- Two 44-litre drums filled with soil were found with the corpses in a pile nearby
- Police and the RSPCA are investigating. Officers have been offered counselling
More than a dozen mutilated animals including a decapitated koala, dogs, birds and possums, have been discovered in an inner city Brisbane park.
Horrified council workers made the disturbing discovery at Toowong’s Anzac Park in the heart of the city on Thursday night.
Two 44-litre drums containing soil were found at the scene, with the mutilated animal corpses placed in a pile nearby.
It’s understood close to 20 slaughtered animals were found which also included a Border Collie, a cat, and guinea pigs.
More than a dozen mutilated animals including a decapitated koala, dogs, birds and possums, have been discovered at Toowong’s Anzac Park, Queensland (pictured)
‘Officers were called to a location on Wool Street around 6.30pm after the animals, including koalas and dogs, were discovered on a grass verge,’ police told AAP in a statement.
‘Investigations are underway into the cause of death and the circumstances leading up to them being left.’
Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said it was a ‘sick act’ and the officers who stumbled on the gruesome scene had been offered counselling.
‘I’m saddened, disturbed and appalled at what’s occurred here,’ Cr Schrinner said.
‘It’s now a matter for police who I hope will find the culprits so our courts can deal with them.’
Police and the RSPCA have launched a joint investigation and will scour the city’s network of CCTV footage but have asked anyone with information to contact authorities.
Cr Schrinner also said ‘I can confirm council officers who were first on the scene have been offered counselling as a result of the horrific things that they saw.’
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