Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Horse Killed by Gunshot Sadness over Horse Shooting; Animal's Death Devastates Family

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Horse Killed by Gunshot Sadness over Horse Shooting; Animal's Death Devastates Family

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Byline: Clair Morton Clair.Morton@dailyexaminer.com.au

DOWN by the creek, unable to move for days -- that is how Rod and Dorothy Watters' beloved family horse Kakadu died, after being shot in the hip by an intruder sometime last weekend.

It is an incident that has left the Upper Clarence couple absolutely devastated, and determined to find whoever is responsible.

According to police, the shooting happened between 6pm on Sunday and noon on Tuesday, when Kakadu's body was found.

Richmond duty officer Inspector Suzie Johnston said it appeared that an unknown person, or persons, had entered the property on Deep Creek Rd, just north of Malabugilmah, and shot at least five bullets through windows of an unoccupied farmhouse. They then broke in through the front door and, while on the property, shot the Watters' horse.

Crime scene investigators have since attended and the RSPCA has been notified, Insp Johnston said.

Mr Watters has also offered a reward leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. …

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