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Saturday, Nov 12, 2011
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Police from Orana Local Area Command have charged two people following an alleged act of cruelty on a Border Collie puppy in the state's west.
About 1pm on Saturday 12 November 2011, a 17-year-old boy took his sick Border Collie to a vet in Dubbo.
The vet advised the dog was suffering from Parvovirus and was gravely ill.
It is alleged the 17-year-old waived an offer from the vet to euthanize the dog free of charge and took the dog home to Narromine.
About 3.30pm the same day, the 17-year-old boy allegedly gave the dog to a 35-year-old man at an address in Narromine.
About 4pm the same day, the 35-year-old man drove his car to Dandaloo Road about 500 metres from the Narromine township, and pulled over.
The man allegedly collected the puppy from the vehicle and allegedly struck the puppy with a hammer before throwing it against a power pole.
It is alleged the man finally threw it into grassland nearby, leaving the scene, driving east into Narromine.
Police attended the area described and located the dog which was deceased, alerting Council Rangers of the incident.
Police today charged the 35-year-old man and 17-year-old boy.
The 35-year-old man was issued with a Court attendance Notice for the offences of committing an act of cruelty upon an animal and committing an act of aggravated cruelty upon an animal.
He is due to appear in Narromine Local Court on Friday 20 January 2012.
The 17-year-old boy was issued with a Court attendance Notice for committing an act of animal cruelty.
He is due to appear in Narromine Children's Dubbo Local Court on Friday 20 January 2012.
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