In a shocking case of animal cruelty in Western Australia, came an early Monday report of a 61-year-old man allegedly killing his young border collie mix with an axe. According to RSPCA WA chief executive David van Ooran, the act was so horrific, authorities can not imagine the fear and terror the two-year-old dog must have experienced. The dog died from his injuries.
The Daily Mail reports the disturbing act of cruelty occurred on Saturday in the suburb of Esperance, southeast of Perth. The owner has been charged with animal cruelty. His name has not been made public at this time.
At this time, no motive for the horrific act has been revealed, however Mr. van Ooran stated animal cruelty takes on a variety of forms including unintentional neglect and varies right through to “deliberate, malicious cruelty that really gets a lot of attention.” Sadly, authorities are seeing the deliberate cruelty offenses against innocent pets far too often.
The defendant is scheduled to appear in the Esperance Magistrate’s Court on May 15. Pet Rescue Report will follow-up as more details come forward.
Rest in peace sweet dog. You deserved better.
(Photo of dog featured is not the dog cited in article killed with an axe)
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