Queensland man strangled dog to death in front of 4 year-old child

In a disturbing act of animal cruelty, a 71-year-old Queensland man faces animal cruelty charges after he allegedly strangled his neighbor’s dog to death in front of the dog’s owner and a four-year-old child. Authorities state the incident occurred on January 8 in Grand St Pittsworth, where the dog’s owner and the dog had been walking on the sidewalk outside of the suspect’s home.

According to the Daily Mail, the suspect arrived home at the same time, got out of his car and headed straight for the dog. The older man grabbed  the dog, placing his hands around the animal’s neck and strangled it to death. The violence of the act shocked the entire community. The Chronicle interviewed one of the witnesses who stated:

“A lot of us are shocked by the violent nature of this incident and to have it happen in our small community is not acceptable. The incident occurred in front of a number of witnesses who were outside at the time including a four-year-old boy who was with his mother.”

The suspect’s name has not been released, but he is scheduled to appear in court on March 16. If found guilty of animal cruelty, the man faces the maximum of a three-year prison sentence. Let’s hope the punishment fits the crime.

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17 replies
  1. Darla says:

    WTF, did the owner just freaking stand there and watch? I would have beat that effing asshole to death with my bare hands if he touched my fur baby. Is Australia filled with a bunch of pussies who just stand and watch an ass kills an innocent dog and not do anything?

    • Nancy Raymond says:

      You and me both Darla, no way would anyone touch my dog and me stand there and watch. It would be a full fledged fisticuffs – this maggot who killed the dog would be laying in the morgue in a heartbeat. Australia is getting the same lousy reputation as China as far as animal welfare and this is ‘supposed’ to be a civilized country – hardly!

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    And the owner stood there and watched? I wouldn’t have, the old fart would have been decked and I’m an old fart to boot! No way would I stand there and let ANYONE hurt my dog without at least trying to stop it! SMH! As for the POS that did this, lock him in jail and throw away the key.

  3. pennysdachshunds says:

    All these Witnesses and NOBODY tried to STOP this DEMENTED INDIVIDUAL…. He needs to Placed in a locked facility and a complete Mental Health and Medical Evaluation done on HIM.. Next it could be a small child that sets him off an older handicapped person…. Holy Christ there is a SERIOUS PROBLEM HERE and WHO knows what HIS SPONTANIOUS BURST of ANGER and AGGRESSION will be aimed at NEXT!!!!

  4. maxiemom says:

    Why haven’t they released the old bastard’s name? Why does he deserve any kind of special protection? He’s a stone cold killer who traumatized a 4 year old child with one of the most brutal acts he could have possibly performed! That child is going to have problems for the rest of his life because of what he did. This piece of excrement deserves no cover, nor does he deserve any consideration because of his age. He does deserve the maximum amount of time in prison and whatever else they can throw at him, including any charges relating to the damage done to that child.

  5. Marsha Squibb says:

    F—ing old,useless fossil!!! Don’t deserve to breathe the same air as everyone!!!You fucken dementia ridden s.O.b! No use to anyone!!!!

  6. Marni says:

    I don’t understand. All those witnesses and no one could stop him? I would have hit him over the head with a rock. Oh my gosh! this guy is dangerous and needs to be in an institution for the rest of his life.

  7. Pamela Bolton says:

    Save us all a lot of time and money, firing squad With all the witnesses, the question of his guilt is mute Why didn’t someone stop him??? I would have been all over him like white on rice. People you need to step up and start protecting these animals

  8. Red says:

    Please explain to me how someone walks up to your dog, and strangles it. This is not a quick death….why wouldn’t the owner fight and all the supposed witnesses just stand there and watch this happen? There has to be more to this story….. strangulation IS NOT QUICK. HOW IN THE H***did this happen?!?!?!?!?

  9. J. Martin says:

    Another POS who loves hurting/killing animals in Australia??? That’s like 3 separate stories about some Aussie fucker who harmed innocent animals. I like Australians in general .. But if some cocksucker hurt/killed my pet. They’d be DEAD FUCKING MEAT!!! Regardless of where they live.

  10. Theresa says:

    Are you fucking kidding me if somebody came up and try to hurt my dog in front of me look out motherfucker because I’m gonna fucking kill you

  11. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    I cannot believe that they all stood there and watched this happen and did absolutely NOTHING!!!! I would have beaten him and not let up. This is horrible. I hope he goes to Prison for a long time.


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