Swimmers find dead dog tied to a block of CEMENT and dumped in a river – as cops charge man with torturing and killing the pet
- Man was charged with animal cruelty after swimmers found dog dead in a river
- The two-year-old Belgian Malinois was found weighed down with cement block
A man has been charged with animal cruelty after swimmers found a dog dead in a river tied to a block of cement.
The two-year-old Belgian Malinois was found weighed down with a cement block underwater in Sydney’s south over the weekend.
Police were called to Yowie Bay about midday on Saturday after the dog was found by swimmers.
A man is facing numerous animal cruelty charges after swimmers found a dog dead in a river tied to a block of cement (file image)
Divers retrieved the dog and took it to a vet for a post mortem examination.
Police then searched a property at Miranda on Monday and seized more than 117 grams of cannabis and other items.
A 49-year-old man has been charged with torturing, beating and causing the death of an animal, committing an act of aggravated cruelty on an animal and possessing a prohibited drug.
He was refused bail and will appear at Sutherland Local Court on Tuesday.