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Police hunt dog killer in Mackay after threatening letters were delivered as they release CCTV

Chilling moment ‘neighbour drops off an angry note about two barking Jack Russells Jackie and Lucky’ before they are found DEAD

  • A man in Mackay found two handwritten notes in his letterbox about his dogs
  • The letters were abusive and threatening and were related to his dogs’ barking 
  • Soon afterwards he found his dogs dead when he got back from an outing
  • Police have now released CCTV showing a person delivering to the house 

Police are hunting a suspected dog killer after a man received threatening letters about his pets before they were found dead.

The man in Mackay found two handwritten notes in his letterbox about his noisy Jack Russell terriers, a girl named Jackie and a boy called Lucky.

The letters were abusive and related to his dogs’ barking.

The man in Mackay found two handwritten notes in his letterbox about his noisy Jack Russell terriers, a girl named Jackie (pictured) and a boy called Lucky

The letters were abusive and related to his dogs' barking. Pictured: Lucky on the man's horse

The letters were abusive and related to his dogs’ barking. Pictured: Lucky on the man’s horse

On Saturday night he returned home from an outing and discovered Jackie in an agitated state. She died within 15 minutes.

The next day he found Lucky dead in the yard.

Police have now released CCTV showing a person delivering a document into a letter box at the house and are appealing for anyone who recognises him to come forward.

Anyone with any further information related to the suspected baiting of the dogs or threats made to their owners is also urged to contact police.

Under the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001, a deliberate act of cruelty carries a maximum of three years’ imprisonment or a $252,300 fine.

It is also an offence to administer, or feed, a harmful substance, with the intention of killing an animal.

The maximum penalty for an individual convicted of these offences is $37,845 or one-year imprisonment.

Investigations are ongoing with the assistance of the RSPCA.  

Police have now released CCTV showing a person delivering a document into a letter box at the house

Police have now released CCTV showing a person delivering a document into a letter box at the house

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