A man has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly beating his dog to death at Brunswick Heads.
Yesterday morning (November 28), police received information that the 51-year-old man had tortured his dog to death.
Police spoke to him at a community centre in the town before he led officers to the location where he had buried the dog, which was then exhumed by council rangers.
It is alleged the man had tied the dog to a tree and beat it over the head.
The man was then taken to Byron Bay police station where he was charged with aggravated cruelty upon an animal.
He was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/