Woman in court after dog killed in Marrickville

A woman will appear in court today charged after allegedly killing a dog in a domestic-related incident in Sydney’s Inner West yesterday.

Just after 1.30am (Saturday 5 September 2020), police were called to a unit in Marrickville, after reports a dog had been injured.

Officers attached to Inner West Police Area Command attended and found the owner, a 44-year-old woman, attempting to treat ‘Rocky’, the 13-year-old English Staffordshire Bull Terrier for lacerations to its neck.

‘Rocky’ was taken to a nearby vet for surgery, but he died.

Police will allege there was a domestic-related dispute at the unit and a woman fled the scene after the incident.

Following inquiries, officers from Surry Hills Police Area Command arrested a 24-year-old woman on Oxford Street, near Riley Street, Surry Hills, about 4.20pm yesterday.

She was taken to Surry Hills Police Station and charged with torture, beat and cause death of animal, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm (x2), contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO (Domestic x2), use carriage service to menace/harass/offend, and breach of bail (x2).

The woman was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today (Sunday 6 September 2020).

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