A man will appear in a Sydney court charged with animal cruelty offences after a cat was found injured in the CBD.
Sydney City Police Area Command officers commenced an investigation after a 22-year-old woman found her cat injured in a unit on Broadway, Ultimo, about 4pm on Saturday.
Three-year-old Summer the cat had injuries including broken teeth, facial bruising and fur missing from his tail.
He was taken to a local vet for treatment.
Police later arrested a 25-year-old man - known to the woman - at a home in Hurstville, in southern Sydney, about 12.30am on Sunday.
He was taken to Kogarah Police Station and charged with recklessly beat and seriously injures animal and commit an act of cruelty upon an animal.
He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court later on Sunday.