Eight-week-old puppy has its leg amputated after it was allegedly thrown against a wall – as a teenager is charged over horrific incident and accused of beating up a man
- Teenager accused of assault and animal cruelty
- Puppy allegedly thrown against wall and loses a leg
- Man sustains eye injuries during fight in Hunter region
An eight-week-old puppy has had its leg amputated after it was allegedly thrown against a wall with a teenager charged and accused of assaulting a man.
The 18-year-old is accused of hurling the puppy, named Dax, against a wall and inflicting eye injuries on a 24-year-old man in the Hunter region of NSW on Friday.
Dax, a cattle cross kelpie, sustained a broken leg which vets were forced to amputate.
A teenager has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly hurling a puppy against a wall ( stock image)
Dax, an eight-week-old cattle cross kelpie, lost a leg in the alleged incident (stock image)
Police were called to the alleged dispute at Raymond Terrace, north of Newcastle, after they received reports of animal cruelty.
The teenager was arrested by police in Maitland at about 7pm on Friday and charged with domestic assault occasioning bodily harm and animal cruelty.
He was refused bail and appeared at Newcastle Court on Saturday.
Police have appealed to anyone with further information on the matter to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.