A 42-year-old man will appear in Lismore Court charged with suffocating a dog at a property in Bexhill last Thursday (22 January 2015).
Police allege the man suffocated a one-year-old whippet Staffordshire terrier cross, which belonged to the man’s partner’s daughter, using a garbage bag.
He later dumped the dog’s body in nearby bushland, they allege, where it was discovered by bushwalkers.
The body taken to the pound before police were notified of the matter over the weekend.
Yesterday (Monday 26 January 2014), the 42-year-old Bexhill man attended Lismore Police Station, where he was charged with committing an act of aggravated cruelty upon an animal.
He has been granted conditional bail and is scheduled to appear in Lismore Local Court on 9 March.