A Queensland man has been charged with serious animal cruelty after allegedly hitting a dog in the head with a sledgehammer.
Police allege the dog entered the backyard of a home at Goondi Bend around 10.00am yesterday and attacked another dog at the property.
A man who owned the dog at the home allegedly used a sledgehammer to strike the other dog in the head, causing a serious injury to the animal.
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The injured dog was found by animal control officers who rushed it to a vet for urgent medical care.
Police have since charged a 25-year-old Goondi Bend man with serious animal cruelty.
He is due to appear in Innisfail Magistrates Court on November 27.