Police have arrested and charged a 17-year-old boy who punched, choked and hit a puppy with rocks before throwing it over a balcony at Casino last Thursday.
The puppy was treated for fractures and internal bleeding and remains in the care of veterinarians.
About 9.15am last Thursday, the teen allegedly punched and choked a cross labrador/great dane puppy before throwing the animal off a balcony on Hotham Street. It’s also alleged that the puppy was hit with rocks during the incident.
Police attached to Richmond Local Area Command examined footage of the alleged offences and launched an investigation, with the help of RSPCA officers.
Following further inquiries, the teenager was arrested and taken to Casino police station, where he was charged with several acts of animal cruelty including beating, torturing and causing prolonged suffering to an animal.
He was refused bail and appeared in Parramatta Children’s Court on Saturday.
Police say rural crime investigators are continuing their inquiries and further charges have not been ruled out.
Anyone with information about the incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.