Sandra Thynne found her dead dog on the back seat of the car, and while she is devastated, she waits to see the perpetrators face justice.
Sandra Thynne found her dead dog on the back seat of the car, and while she is devastated, she waits to see the perpetrators face justice. Allan Reinikka

Slain dog left on back seat of car

SANDRA Thynne wants the “gutless cowards”, who killed her dog Buster and left it in the back seat of her car, to know they will be caught.

And she is looking forward to being in court when the person “capable of such animal cruelty” is made to pay.

On Friday morning, Ms Thynne, 34, had dressed for work and walked to her car, only to discover someone’s cruel joke.

Lying motionless on the back seat was her beloved dog.

The 40kg Ridgeback-Shar Pei cross had been her mother’s dog before she died of cancer in September, 2008.

This had made Buster’s cruel death that much harder for her.

Police and the RSPCA are now both investigating the incident.

The cause of Buster’s death is unknown, but an autopsy will be done.

Yesterday an angry and upset Ms Thynne had one message for the perpetrator.

“If your intention was to hurt me, you succeeded; but if you are trying to scare me you are sadly mistaken, you gutless cowards,” she said.

“I await the day to see you face to face in court and see justice served. I will not give up until those responsible are found. People capable of such cruelty to animals are not worthy of the air they breathe.”

Ms Thynne said Buster disappeared from her Tungamull property on Thursday afternoon when she went to the corner store for 15 minutes.

It wasn’t unusual for Buster to wander the 25-acre property, but she began to worry when he didn’t return home for dinner.

And she believes the killer would have had to sneak back onto her property after nightfall to put Buster in her unlocked car.

Because of Buster’s size, she thinks it could have been the work of two culprits.

Ms Thynne said she had her suspicions on who was responsible.

Central Queensland RSPCA inspector Shayne Towers-Hammond could not be contacted yesterday.

A police spokesman said investigations were continuing.



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