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Whangarei man banned from owning animals

Monday, 27 July, 2015

2ffc99ecbacf760bb3536870bc946944567f5920 620x310A Whangarei man has been banned from owning animals for five years after he pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to ensure an injured animal received treatment to alleviate pain or distress.

Parakoti Engu told an SPCA inspector he was "too busy" with his winning rugby league team to deal with his severely injured dog Tank, who was found unconscious on the road.

Tank was left for two days after being injured. An SPCA vet found he was suffering two fractures to his skull, a spinal compression, lacerations and tenderness over his body, consistent with being hit by a car. Unfortunately Tank couldn't recover from the extent of his injuries and the difficult decision was made to end his suffering.

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