Family pet shot dead
A CALLOUS attack on a Wyreema family's pet has rocked them to the core.
Scott and Tamara Sizer and their two daughters Mackenzie, 8, and Rhianna, 5, arrived home from Christmas shopping to find their nine-year-old pomeranian, Chopper, had been shot and left for dead in their own back yard.
Just before 4pm on Saturday afternoon as the family pulled into their driveway, Mrs Sizer knew something wasn't right.
"Normally Chopper would be running around and come to greet us, but he didn't move," she said.
"I told Scott to stop, got out of the car and ran up to him and I knew he was dead."
Once Mr Sizer caught up to her it became clear that not all was right.
The couple noticed a bullet hole in the dogs right shoulder and a trail of blood leading around the backyard to where the dog had fallen.
"The whole situation was just terrible but the worst thing was that our girls got a full view of everything," Mrs Sizer said.
"He was still warm so we knew it hadn't happened long before we arrived home.
"The first thing I did was run next door to see if they had heard or seen anything.
"Unfortunately our neighbour had been out and her husband is deaf so they didn't notice anything."
Mr and Mrs Sizer were left baffled by why someone would do such a thing and why it was only one of their two dogs that was attacked.
"Both dogs were there so we don't know why whoever did this only targeted Chopper."
Cambooya police doorknocked surrounding homes for witnesses while a forensic team scoured the scene for bullet casings and evidence.
The incident has left the family so unsettled they are even considering selling their property and moving from the area.
"This really has me worried about the safety of my two girls," Mrs Sizer said.
"We are seriously considering selling up and moving away."
Cambooya Police Senior Constable Andy Sewell said investigations will continue however no suspects or evidence has been recovered at this time.