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Hunter shoots and kills dog on her own property in New Jersey

Justice for Clara FB page

A Beachwood, N.J., man was indicted late last week for slaying a dog who was walking on her own property in Pine Bush, reported the Daily Freeman.

On Thursday, a grand jury indicted 39-year-old David Moors on a charge of felony animal cruelty for the October 27 incident which left a family's two-year-old Australian shepherd mix dead.

The dog, named "Clara," who belonged to Chris Palinkas’ family, was within the boundaries of her owner's property when she was struck - Moors had been perched in a hunting blind on adjoining property which belongs to his sister, when he shot the dog through the ribs and neck with an arrow.

Clara lived for a short time, but died on the way to an emergency veterinarian.

Clara was not alone when she was fatally wounded - Palinkas' eight-year-old daughter witnessed her dog screaming in agony and writhing on the ground after being struck.

In a publication of The Times shortly after Clara's death, Palinkas spoke about the family's dog:

She was the most friendly dog you’d ever want to know,”

I think that’s what got her killed.”

Moors is also facing a charge for hunting deer with the aid of bait - he had placed sweetened corn near the blind.

A Facebook page has been created to help bring justice to the dog who was killed - click here.

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