ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 25 year old man with aggravated cruelty to an animal and two further counts of cruelty to animals after making a gruesome discovery early this morning (Tuesday 11 May) at a premises in Nicholls.
About 2:05am police located a deceased female Rottweiler dog which appeared to have been subjected to serious cruelty at the Nicholls premises. Police also located another two dogs in the rear yard of the premises, one male Rottweiler and a cross-breed. The Rottweiler had signs of injury. Both animals were seized by Police members.
AFP Forensic Services attended and conducted an examination of the crime scene.
The man initially fled the scene in a vehicle, however returned to the premises around 3:05am where he was arrested and conveyed to the ACT Watch House. The man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today (11 May).
Police would urge anyone who may have witnessed animal cruelty to contact the RSPCA on 1300 477 722 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au