NSW Police have charged a man with multiple offences after he allegedly set a puppy alight at a unit in Sydney’s south-west.
Emergency services were called to the home in Lurnea around 3.20am on Friday after reports of a fire.
Once firefighters got the blaze under control they inspected the unit, which had been significantly damaged, and discovered a six-month-old puppy in a cage on the balcony.
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Unfortunately, the puppy had suffered severe burns and had to be humanly euthanised.
A 39-year-old man was arrested and taken to Liverpool Police Station.
He has since been charged with commit an act of aggravated cruelty upon an animal, and damage property by fire.
He will appear in Liverpool Local Court today.