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Man could face jail for filming himself bash pet kelpie

Jonathan Neil Wood pleaded guilty to cruelty against his pet kelpie.
Jonathan Neil Wood pleaded guilty to cruelty against his pet kelpie.

A WARWICK man who recorded the disturbing abuse of his pet kelpie on his phone has spent the night in jail as he awaits sentencing for his crimes.

Acting magistrate Dennis Beutel said the fact Jonathan Neil Wood videotaped some of the crimes was "very worrying" and made them much more serious than they would have been otherwise.

The Warwick Magistrates Court yesterday heard the 25-year-old was given the kelpie, named Charlie, in February last year.

Within weeks the dog had jumped out a window and broken its leg, which Wood failed to have treated and the dog developed a permanent deformity.

The 25-year-old father of two would intentionally cause pain to the dog by targeting its injured leg, choking it, hitting its head into walls and dropping it from high places.

The court heard Wood would laugh as he was torturing the animal and in one of the videos is seen to "fist pump" at the camera after hurting the dog.

Police took the dog from the man on September 27 and it was treated by a Warwick vet before being taken by the RSPCA.

Police Prosecutor Steve de Lissa asked the court to send Wood to jail.

"The nature of this offence and conduct of the defendant is appalling to say the very least," Snr Const de Lissa said.

"This is a situation where a period of imprisonment is not beyond range."

Defence solicitor Phillip Crook said his client could not offer any explanation as to his behaviour and added that videotaping "tends to be something people do these days".

Mr Beutel said he is considering a jail sentence for Wood but he wanted to take some time to research similar cases.

Wood, who the court heard is expecting another child with his new girlfriend, was taken into police custody yesterday afternoon and is due to be sentenced in the court today.

Topics:  animal cruelty crime dog film jail police rspca warwick magistrates court



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