Man jailed for brutal dog bashing

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A man has been sent to jail after the brutal bashing of a dog.

In June last year, Maxwel Johnson beat his one-year-old dog so severely the dog lost an eye, several teeth, and suffered a broken jaw.

The Mangere man has pleaded guilty to wilful ill-treatment of an animal.

He has been sentenced to six months in jail, disqualified from owning pets for 10 years, and ordered to pay over $4000 in reparations.

SPCA executive director Bob Kerridge said the jail term reflects the severity of the crime.

- Newstalk ZB

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