A MAN has allegedly mutilated his elderly parent’s beloved pet dog before bludgeoning it to death in a savage attack at their home in Sydney’s west.
Police made the gruesome discovery after being called to an Edgar Street unit complex in Auburn on March 10.
In a statement, police said they were initially called to reports of a naked man with a knife trying to break into a unit.
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When officers arrived, they allegedly found the naked man outside a unit he shares with his two elderly parents.
As officers approached the unit, it’s alleged the man locked himself inside and spoke with them from the foyer.
He was arrested a short time later, at which time police entered the home and allegedly found a mutilated Shihtzu.
The beloved family pet was rushed to the nearest vet with horrific injuries but sadly could not be saved.
The 34-year-old man was taken from the scene to Cumberland Hospital where he has spent the last two months, undergoing mental health assessments.
He was released back into police custody on Friday and charged with torture, beat and cause death of animal, aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence – armed, and destroy or damage property.
The man will spend the night behind bars and appear in Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday.