An elderly Jack Russell terrier named Skipper was stabbed in the neck after a “joking” discussion about whether his age and health meant he should be euthanised.
A man who stabbed a dog that had leapt out of a car and bit him, has been ordered to pay the veterinarian’s bill for the emergency operation the dog needed.
A man who drove away from a service station in a stolen car with a dog inside, pleaded guilty to unlawfully getting into a car in the Christchurch District Court.
When a charge of assault using a chicken as a weapon came up, it sounded like it was going to be one of court’s funny moments. It wasn’t.
A man accused of taking a car with a family dog inside has been remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court.
A puppy’s leg had to be amputated after violent ill-treatment by 26-year-old Christopher John Cross, of Woolston.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a man charged with possession of firearms following a search of a property in Yaldhurst where police had to shoot a dog attacking them.
Two assaults on a woman, and two attacks on a dog, all within two weeks, were admitted by a 36-year-old man in the Christchurch District Court.
The owner of a American pit bull terrier-cross dog who bit him in the hip, then attacked his partner’s arm, agreed to his destruction in the Christchurch District Court.