Tiny dog left bleeding from ears and eyes
CAIRNS woman Anna Williams is "heartbroken" and no longer feels comfortable at her Westcourt apartment, after her miniature silky terrier Jagger was discovered unconscious and allegedly beaten on her veranda on Friday afternoon.
One-year-old Jagger, who was rushed to Balaclava Veterinary Surgery bleeding from his ears and eyes, had to be put down.
Miss Williams, who reported the incident to police yesterday, said she was told Jagger's injuries pointed to severe trauma.
"The vet said there was nothing they could do from that point on," she said. "I was willing to spend whatever it would take."
So small that he could barely pick up his favourite plastic bone toy, Jagger was at home on the veranda on Friday afternoon while Miss Williams, who is six months' pregnant, was at the hospital.
Her dad Chris was inside at the time and was shocked to find the small dog unconscious when he checked on him about 1pm.
Mr Williams, who is legally deaf,did not hear the attack take place.
"We had no idea what happened. There was nothing wrong with him on the outside," Miss Williams said.
"I'm absolutely heartbroken. I feel I've lost my best mate."
Miss Williams, who has lived at the apartment for about nine months, said she was not comfortable living there any more.
"I've already spoken to the real estate about ending the lease or finding somewhere else," she said.
"I've never heard of anyone doing anything like that before. I spoke to my neighbours and nobody heard or saw anything. Everyone was shocked and disgusted."
RSPCA regional inspector Cameron Buswell said it was a "horrific situation".
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Cruel crime: Anna Williams cannot understand why anyone would harm her silky terrier Jagger. Picture: ANNA ROGERS
Bashed: The tiny dog had to be put down after he was found unconscious and bleeding from his eyes and ears.