Man charged with animal cruelty after killing dogs

A man who allegedly stabbed two dogs to death and smashed the windows of his neighbour’s house and car has been charged with animal cruelty and causing malicious damage.

Police said the 36-year-old attacked the dogs when they entered his property at Mirrabooka on Lake Macquarie and attacked a tethered dog in the early hours of February 19.

He stabbed one of the two dogs to death then chased the other attacking dog off his property and down the road before inflicting fatal injuries on it, police allege.

The man then smashed the windows of his neighbour’s house and car, police said.

The tethered dog in the backyard also died of its injuries.

Yesterday police arrested the man and charged him with committing aggravated cruelty on an animal and malicious damage.

He was given conditional bail to appear at Toronto Local Court on April 3. 

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