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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Investigation launched after dog thrown from cliff

NSW Police are investigating a shocking alleged act of animal cruelty near Wollongong today.

Police say that at around 8.30am, a man was bushwalking near Clive Bissell Drive at Mount Ousley when he heard a dog yelping.

The man searched the area and located an upside-down kennel at the base of an escarpment.

An Australian Bulldog was located injured in the kennel; the dog also appeared emaciated and of poor health, NSW Police said in a statement.

Police were alerted and officers from Wollongong Police District, Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit, along with the SES, attended and conducted a rescue operation to retrieve the dog.

It’s believed the kennel had been thrown off the cliff in the early hours of today.

“The dog was taken to a local vet; however, was euthanised due to his poor condition and injuries,” Police said.

“An investigation into the incident is underway; the kennel has been seized and is undergoing forensic examination.”

Investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the area, or anyone with a dashcam that drove through the area this morning and might have footage that can assist, to contact local police or Crime Stoppers.

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