A mystery hero who helped a woman out of her burning Ingeburn house may have saved her life this morning
The 52-year-old woman was taken to Liverpool Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
She had been helped out by a passerby, police said.
Emergency services personnel found a deceased small dog when they searched inside the Macquarie Road home once the fire was extinguished.
Emergency services were called after reports of a house fire in the early hours of Saturday.
Fire fighters extinguished a fire in the rear kitchen of the home.
Investigations suggest the fire started on a stove in the kitchen, however there are no suspicious circumstances.
Police have recovered an arrow from the body of a pet cat found dead in a Tahmoor backyard on Thursday night.
A man called Camden Local Area Command police after he found the body of the cat in his backyard in Market Street at Tahmoor.
The cat’s owners, a couple in their 20s, are extremely distressed by the incident and have told police they do not know who may be responsible.
They have told police their cat was aged three and called Ra; there have not been any complaints about the cat that police are aware of.
Camden crime manager, Detective Inspector Jayne Doherty, said crimes such as these were very disturbing.
“While some people may not consider this to be a major crime it is an abhorrent offence that touches the hearts of many members of our community and is of great concern to NSW Police,” Det Insp Doherty said.
“From our early inquiries, it appears this pet was clearly targeted by someone armed with a bow and arrow in a public place. This is an illegal act.
“This was not a feral cat: it was a couple’s much-loved pet with a collar and tag.
“This act cannot be a justified in any way.
“I am appealing for the community to help police by providing information about who may be responsible for this, or who may know of the use of these weapons locally,” Det Insp Doherty said.
The arrow has been sent for forensic examination.
Contact Narellan police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Investigations are under way after the bodies of 16 cats were found in bushland at Silverdale on Thursday.
Police were called in after a local rescue group discovered the bodies, in varying stages of decomposition, in bushland at the rear of industrial complex in Econo Place.
Post mortem examinations were conducted on some of the bodies, which indicated those cats had been drowned.
Police have been told the cats were living in bushland, and none appear to have been micro-chipped.
Police are working with the RSPCA, the rescue group and local businesses in an effort to identify who is responsible for the deaths.