A beloved pet's grave site serves as a constant reminder to a North East farming family of the horrific way the animal died.
Darryl Symons looks at the memorial to his daughter's dog Ezra each day.
She was buried near their Glen Creek house following a stabbing on November 11 last year, which may have also involved the use of poison.
On good days, Mr Symons has fond memories of the Kelpie Border Collie cross but on other days, he's filled with anger.
"We buried her just near the house," he said on Friday as the anniversary of the incident draws closer.
"We look out of our sliding door into a paddock and we look at the grave pretty much every day.
"At first it was sadness ... there's still sadness but there's a lot more anger and frustration now."
Much of the anger stems from the needless nature of the attack, which police believe was a case of mistaken identity accidentally targeting the hard-working family.
While nearly a year has passed, they're still upset by what occurred.
Mr Symons' daughter Rhiannon has a new dog but still gets upset talking about Ezra, who was stabbed four times in the chest and abdomen and died on a vet's operating table.
Police have suspects in mind but haven't had enough evidence to press charges.
Mr Symons remains hopeful they will be caught, mixed with a niggling feeling that they could get away with what they did.
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"I try to stay positive about it," he said.
"Police are pretty positive about it.
"That type of person doesn't really care about what they've left behind, the devastation caused to other people.
"In the back of my mind I'm a bit doubtful they'll be charged, but there's still more hope there than doubt."
Leading Senior Constable Craig Lee urged anyone with information to put themselves in the family's shoes.
"I'd ask the community to reflect on how they would feel losing a pet in such circumstances," he said.
"I'm confident people know what happened and will come forward, having reflected on what's happened to this family in this terrible incident.
"We've done a lot of investigating and can't see any direct link to why this should occur to them.
"We believe this targeted the wrong person.
"We just want to give the family closure."
Ms Symons recently posted on social media that Ezra was more than just a pet.
"She was my world and my everything," she said.
"She took a huge part of me when she passed away."
People can provide information anonymously by calling (02) 6028 9310 or 1800 333 000.