Police charge man over animal cruelty at Moree

A man will appear at court next month after being charged with alleged animal cruelty offences in the state’s north.

Just after 1pm on Wednesday (10 January 2024), police received reports a man was walking with a number of dogs, including six small puppies, on Anne Street, Moree, when he allegedly kicked out at one of the pups.

The man then punched and kicked another dog in the torso and let go of the leash. The dog ran off.

The matter was reported to officers from New England Police District, who commenced an investigation into the incident.

Inquiries reveal the man killed and disposed of two puppies.

About 9:00am yesterday (Thursday 11 January 2024), a 47-year-old man attended Moree Police Station, where he was arrested.

He was charged with two counts of torture, beat, and cause death of animal.

All remaining dogs at the man’s home have been seized.

The man was refused bail and appeared before Moree Local Court yesterday (Thursday 11 January 2024), where he was granted conditional bail to appear before the same Court on Monday 26 February 2024.

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