Sydney man charged after dog found tied to cement block underwater

·News Reporter
·1-min read

A man has been arrested and charged with torture after a dog was found dead by swimmers in Sydney’s south.

A two-year-old Belgian Malinois was found tied to a cement block by swimmers at Yowie Bay on Saturday about 12pm.

Police divers retrieved the dog and took it to a vet.

Yowie Bay is pictured.
Swimmers found a dog dead in Yowie Bay on Saturday. Source: Google Maps (file pic)

Officers undertook a number of inquiries and on Monday about 6pm executed a search warrant at Miranda and arrested a man, 49.

Police said they also seized more than 117g of cannabis during the arrest.

The man was charged with three offences including; torture, beat and cause death of animal, commit an act of aggravated cruelty upon an animal and possess prohibited drug.

The man will appear at Sutherland Local Court on Tuesday.

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