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Man Hits Dog In The Head With Sledgehammer

A man's accused of hitting a dog on the head with a sledgehammer in Innisfail.

Police say the 25-year-old hit the animal at a property in Goondi Bend on Monday morning after it entered the Oak Street residence and attacked another dog.

The injured canine was found by animal control officers who transported the pet to a veterinary clinic for urgent medical care where it will undergo surgery on Tuesday.

A 25-year-old Goondi Bend man is scheduled to appear in Innisfail Magistrates Court on November 27 charged with serious animal cruelty.

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