German Shepherd bludgeoned to death with shovel, Fox Terriers badly beaten in horrific attack

A MAN has allegedly bludgeoned three of his family’s pet dogs with a shovel, killing one of them, before turning on his mother in a savage and frenzied attack at a home in New South Wales.

It all unfolded at a house on Richard Crescent in Cecil Hills, in Sydney’s southwest on Thursday morning.

The 19-year-old man is understood to have been home alone when it’s alleged he brutally beat his family’s dogs – a German Shepherd and two small Fox Terriers – with a shovel.


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Police said the man then allegedly turned on his mother and threatened her with the garden tool when she and other family members returned home.

That’s when police were called and officers from Liverpool City Police District rushed to the home.

All three dogs were found seriously injured and were rushed to the local vet for treatment.

Sadly though, the German Shepherd had been beaten so badly, it could not be saved and died from its injuries.

The 19-year-old accused of the horrific attack was arrested at the home and taken to Liverpool Police Station where he was charged with three counts of torture, beat and cause death of animal, as well as common assault.

He’ll spend the night behind bars ahead of his court appearance in Liverpool Local Court tomorrow.

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