Pet killer to face cruelty charges

Colac police have charged a man with aggravated cruelty after he allegedly committed a “disgusting and inhumane” act killing a dog.

Colac police have charged a man with aggravated cruelty after he allegedly committed a “disgusting and inhumane” act killing a dog.

Senior Constable Tess McManus said a Colac man aged between 20 and 22 years old allegedly killed a fox terrier dog with a chainsaw in April at a Colac property.

Sen Const McManus said police believed the man had two female accomplices who were Colac residents aged 20 to 22 years old who were allegedly involved in the act.

She said she believed an unknown offender filmed the incident and had shared the video.

Sen Const McManus said police charged the man with aggravated animal cruelty and that he would appear in court at a later date.

She said anyone with information regarding the incident should contact Colac police on 5230 0000 or make an anonymous report to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Victoria western region team leader Sharna Fitt said RSPCA was not involved in the investigation but “any deliberate cruelty towards any animal is sickening”.

RSPCA is a non-government, community-based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.

“Anyone found guilty of aggravated cruelty under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act faces fines up to $77,730 or two years’ imprisonment,” Ms Fitt said.

“Anyone who has concerns for the welfare of an animal can contact RSPCA Victoria at rspcavic.org or call 9224 2222.”

RSPCA received 63 cruelty reports in the Colac Otway Shire in 2015-16, which ranked the region 52nd out of 79 Victorian local council areas.

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One Response to “Pet killer to face cruelty charges”

  1. Dot Burke

    I do not understand why anyone could do such a thing to a defenseless animal i have had dogs and cats all my life and it makes me feel so sad to think a poor little dog had to die like that and what happens to the person that does this well i guess they will get a fine and a slap on the hand and told not to do it again or they will blame it one drugs if they can do this to an animal what in gods name will stop them from doing it to a human or a child i just don’t now how this world of ours has become so cruel