Sickening act robbed dog of a life elsewhere

TODAY’S front page story about a police investigation into the discovery of a dead dog in a dam tied to a rock is sickening.

People will be asking themselves – why  would a person do such a thing? If someone took the dog and did it against the owner’s wishes, how could they do this?

If it was the owner and they didn’t want the dog, why not advertise it free to a good home? Why not surrender the dog to an animal shelter to at least give it a chance? 

No, their best course of action was to tie this poor dog’s lead to a rock and throw it into a dam to drown. 

The sad thing is many people out there would have saved this dog. They would have given this dog a loving home to live out its years.

We can only hope the police investigation proves fruitful and charges follow so the courts can deliver some justice.

Someone out there must know this little Maltese dog with the bright-red lead?

Bring on the AFL 

CONGRATULATIONS to the “local” footballers selected in last night’s AFL draft on the Gold Coast.

Jake Stringer and Oliver Wines will begin living the AFL dream next week when they step onto the training track with the Western Bulldogs and Port Adelaide, respectively.

It was amazing watching the media coverage of these young men leading up to last night’s draft. How calm, confident and articulate they are these days – a credit to their families and the TAC Cup system which prepares them so well for the “big league”.

Of course, now the hard work begins. Getting to an AFL club is probably the easy part given how hard it’s become to retain a place on an AFL list, as the competition for places gets tougher with each season.

Good luck to all the draftees.

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