Man charged after dog found tied to cement block underwater
A man has been arrested and charged after a dog was found dead over the weekend.
Police were called to the scene in Yowie Bay, in southern Sydney, at about midday on Saturday after swimmers discovered the two-year-old Belgian Malinois in the water.
Officers found that the dog had been tied to a cement block.
The dog was taken to a local vet to be examined.
After conducting an investigation, police executed a search warrant on Monday evening in Miranda and arrested a 49-year-old man.
Items were seized in relation to the investigation, including more than 117 grams of cannabis.
As the alleged owner of the dog, he was later charged with three offences, including "torture, beat and cause death of an animal", "commit an act of aggravated cruelty upon an animal" and "possession of a prohibited drug".
The man was refused bail and will appear at Sutherland Local Court on Tuesday.
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