A metal-tipped arrow has been found in the garden of a woman whose puppy was found critically injured in mysterious circumstances.
Five-month-old Yorkshire terrier Kai was left for dead last month after he was allegedly flung over a six-foot wall in the Queen Street area of Peterhead.
The pup suffered a fractured skull, temporarily lost the use of his back legs and may be permanently blind.
Now his owner, Michelle Mackie, has called in the police after discovering an arrow outside her home.
She said: “Obviously, I don’t know if it has been shot. But it has been found in the garden – the question is how it got there?
“It’s very concerning. The night before I thought I heard somebody outside by the bins and I kept jumping up to look out the window. I couldn’t sleep.”
Ms Mackie, who drove Kai to an animal hospital in Glasgow for treatment to his injuries, said she contacted police immediately after she made the find.
“I phoned the police straight away. I feel paranoid enough, but that just about sent me over the edge,” she said.
“At first we thought it was a kid’s toy that somebody had put a bit of metal into, but it’s not.
“The police said they were going to make some inquiries, so we’ll just see what happens.”
Last night, a police spokesman confirmed that officers were aware of the latest complaint.
“We did remove an arrow,” he added.
Police charged a man with Kai’s assault on the day of the attack, however, he was released without making an appearance in court following a review.
Horrified locals rallied round Ms Mackie and raised more than £1,000 towards the dog’s treatment.
She said the pup was making slow progress, but was not out of the woods yet.
“Kai is getting better, although we still don’t know what’s going on with his eyesight. He’s still banging into things, so he’s clearly still got some sort of visual impairment,” she said.
“We just don’t know, it’s a waiting game.”