Vandalia Rural King’s owner says he’s been in contact with police in the UK, who have opened a murder investigation into the deaths of his three dogs.
Key points:A local gang of thieves took three dogs from Mr Dickey’s farm last weekend, leaving him with a fractured skull and spinal injuriesThe family says the dogs are the “savior” of their livesMr Dickey says the gang took his three-legged Yorkshire Terrier, Billy, on a break in a rural area last weekend and left him with injuries.
“I was really shocked and disappointed.
It was like he’d just just been stabbed in the front of the head,” Mr Dicker said.”
They did leave the house with his skull and it just came back with a huge bruise.”
Mr Dicker’s three dogs, Billy and Dolly, were left to die after being brutally attacked on Saturday.
He says they’re the “Savior” dogs of his life and he is grateful to the people who are caring for them.
“The people that are looking after the dogs I’m thankful to them and I’m really thankful to all the police and the medical professionals who are looking out for them,” he said.
Mr Dicky says he is not blaming the thieves for the murders, saying the incident was a “perfect storm” of factors that contributed to the death of his dogs.
“It just comes down to the fact that the guys that did it were a bit out of control and just didn’t know how to control themselves,” he told 7.30.
“This is not the first time something like this has happened and I guess I’m just hoping this is not going to be a repeat.”
Police have opened an investigation into what happened to Mr Dicky’s three-dog-loving family, who were last weekend attacked while visiting his farm in South Western Victoria.
“If anyone sees anything suspicious or suspicious activity, please contact police,” a South Western Police spokesman said in a statement.
“We will be looking into the matter.”
Mr Cusack said the dogs were the “symbol of the family”, but he said he was devastated by the news of their deaths.
“There was no way I could have been in a position where I could even imagine being in that position,” he recalled.
“My dogs are our life and it’s just just devastating that they’re gone.”
To think that we were the symbol of that family.
“Mr Goss said he is devastated and that he had no idea the family had been attacked.”
When I heard the news I just didn.
I thought it was someone else who was going to tell me, ‘Hey, it’s not us’,” he said, adding the family were not alone in being attacked.
Mr Cussack said he had heard from the family about the gang who stole their dogs and were “going crazy” over the news.”
That was just horrible news,” he explained.”
A family of four is living their life for the sake of a family of five and for the love of their family, they just wanted to go out and enjoy the day and enjoy their lives and that’s what they’ve been doing.”‘
We had a good night’As news of the attack broke, the family said the men broke down crying.”
In the end we had a really good night.
It’s like we had been in the car, it was just like a dream,” Mr Cussac said.
Police have appealed for anyone who has information about the incident to come forward.”
Police will be doing a thorough investigation and are appealing for anyone with information to come to the South Western police station to speak to the officer,” South Western Crime Command said in an emailed statement.