Woman charged after allegedly throwing dog off cliff - Mount Ousley

Friday, 12 April 2024 10:09:10 PM

A woman has been charged after allegedly throwing a dog off a cliff near Wollongong last year.

About 8.30am on Sunday 22 January 2023, a man was bushwalking near Clive Bissell Drive at Mount Ousley when he heard a dog yelping.

After searching the area the man located an upside-down kennel at the base of an escarpment.

An Australian Bulldog was located injured in the kennel; the dog also appeared emaciated and of poor health.

Officers from Wollongong Police District, along with Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit and the SES, conducted a rescue operation to retrieve the dog.

Police will allege the kennel had been thrown off the cliff overnight.

The dog was taken to a local vet; however, was euthanised due to his poor condition and injuries.

Police seized the kennel, which underwent forensic examination, and commenced inquiries.

Following an extensive investigation, a 32-year-old woman was arrested at a home in Horsley about 11am today (Friday 12 April 2024).

The woman was taken to Wollongong Police Station where she was charged with torture, beat etc, and cause death of animal.

She was given bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court on 14 May 2024.