Police Continue to Appeal for Public Assistance as Investigation into Two Separate Alpaca Shooting Incidents Continues

Senseless act of cruelty

Police Continue to Appeal for Public Assistance as Investigation into Two Separate Alpaca Shooting Incidents Continues

Police continue to seek the public’s assistance as their investigation into two separate incidents where Alpacas were shot and killed continues.

Seven alpacas were shot and killed on a rural property on Curtin Road, Lyra between September 16 and 18, 2017.

Separately, six Alpacas were killed at a property on Mount Stirling Road, Glen Aplin between May 2-3. The owner awoke to find five of his Alpacas had been shot dead. A sixth was so critically injured by the gunshot it had to be euthanised by a local veterinarian.

At the time, police appealed for information from the public, ruling it a senseless act with investigators finding it hard to comprehend the cruel way the animals were shot as they ran away from the fenceline. A small calibre firearm has since been determined to be the weapon involved.

But while the police investigations have continued, unfortunately no information has been provided by the community to assist with their enquiries.

“Finding those responsible for these killings is very important to us. We simply cannot tolerate this type of act against defenseless animals in the community and we know there are people out there with some information to provide us.

“These animals were treated as pets by their owners, they were hand reared and their death was very cruel. We encourage anyone with information to come forward. This could be anonymously or you can talk to a member of the MOCS (Rural) team,” Detective Senior Constable Glenn Evans of MOCS (Rural) Toowoomba said.

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