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Culprits in Camillo snap family dog's hind legs as they burglarize home

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In Camillo, a suburb of Perth in the western section of Australia, a family is devastated over the loss of their dog as unknown burglars invaded their home on Tuesday and literally snapped the family dog's back legs, leaving him in agony and unable to move reported

The burglars apparently climbed a fence to gain entrance into the yard of the home located on Tewson Road and broke in through the sliding glass doors.

The noise of the offenders breaking into the house would have caused the family's 15-year-old dingo cross kelpie to bark.

Tracey Read, the owner, arrived home to find the house in disarray with some of their possessions stolen, but the worst part of the break-in was finding her beloved dog foaming at the mouth crying in excruciating pain.

According to, the Reads rushed their dog named Sheber to the veterinarian, but the dogs legs were shattered, and it would have cost $3,500 to surgically operate; money the family does not have. Instead, they had to have Sheber humanely euthanized.

Rest in peace Sheber.

The police and the RSPCA are asking for help from the public. RSPCA chief inspector Amanda Swift stated:

This is a horrific act of animal cruelty and we are urging anyone with any information to please contact us."

If found guilty, the offenders could face five years in prison and fines.

Please call Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.

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