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Lurnea, Sydney: Horror as a six-month-old puppy is deliberately set on FIRE while locked in a cage

Horror as a six-month-old puppy is deliberately set on FIRE while locked in a cage – before being euthanised by police

  • A six-month-old puppy euthanised by police after being deliberately set on fire
  • The puppy was discovered after emergency crews put out a Sydney unit fire
  • Found suffering from severe burns on unit balcony in Lurnea in city’s south-west 
  • Puppy has been euthanised and the home’s 39-year-old male occupant arrested

A six-month-old puppy has been euthanised by police after allegedly being deliberately set on fire by its owner while locked in a cage.

Emergency crews were rushed to a unit on Wonga Road in Lurnea in Sydney’s south-west just after 3.20am on Friday morning after reports of a unit fire.

The blaze – which caused significant damage to the unit – was extinguished and the puppy was then found in a cage on the balcony suffering from severe burns. 

Police allege the puppy, believed to be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, had been set alight.

A six-month-old puppy, believed to be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, has been allegedly deliberately set on fire by its owner (file image)

The puppy has been humanely euthanised, a New South Wales Police spokesman said.

The 39-year-old male occupant was arrested and taken to Liverpool Police Station.

Daily Mail Australia understands the accused told police the puppy was a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

The puppy was found suffering from severe burns in a unit on Wonga Road in Lurnea in Sydney's south-west after emergency crews extinguished a fire at the apartment just after 3.20am on Friday morning

The puppy was found suffering from severe burns in a unit on Wonga Road in Lurnea in Sydney’s south-west after emergency crews extinguished a fire at the apartment just after 3.20am on Friday morning

Authorities though have yet to verify the exact breed of the puppy. 

Neighbours had evacuated before emergency crews arrived.

There have been no further reports of injuries.

A crime scene has been established as inquiries continue. 

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