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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