Woman charged after failing to treat injured dog

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A woman has been charged after a dog was found seriously injured at a unit in Kingswood.

About 4pm yesterday, officers from Nepean Police Area Command were called to a unit on Park Avenue, Kingswood, following reports of a verbal dispute.

Police arrived and spoke with the occupant, before they found a dog that was unable to stand or walk.

Two dogs – a male and female Staffordshire terrier – were seized by RSPCA officers and taken to a shelter, where the injured male dog received urgent treatment for his injuries, and the female dog was assessed.

An 18-year-old woman was arrested at the scene and taken to Penrith Police Station where she was charged with failing to provide treatment to an injured animal.

Police will allege the dog suffered the injuries after falling from a second storey balcony and was not provided adequate veterinarian treatment after the incident.

She was granted conditional bail and is expected to appear before Penrith Local Court on Monday, December 9.

Both dogs have been surrendered into the care of RSPCA.

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