Man refused bail on animal cruelty charges

A man faced Gosford Local Court on Tuesday, January 23, on animal cruelty charges after allegedly shooting a dog with a spear gun in Woy Woy.
Police alleged in court that a 45-year-old man forced entry into a home on Cogra Rd, Woy Woy, at about midday on Monday, January 21, and allegedly hit the dog over the head, causing several lacerations.
It was further alleged after becoming stuck between a fence and garage wall, the man fired a spear gun, striking the animal in the head.
Officers attached to Brisbane Water Local Area Command were alerted and attended the location.
The 45-year-old man was arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station where he was charged with committing an act of aggravated cruelty upon an animal, firing spear gun in manner likely to injure person or property, and breaking and entering a house and stealing.
The Woy Woy man was refused bail.
The dog was taken to a veterinary clinic where she underwent surgery.

Media release, 23 Jan 2018
Mick Fuller, NSW Police