Man charged with burglary of dog pound


A Waramanga man has been charged with burglary following an incident at the Domestic Animal Services facility in Symonston on the weekend.

Yesterday (Sunday, 21 January 2024) police received a report of an overnight burglary and missing dog from the ACT Government Domestic Animal Services facility in Symonston.

About 11.00pm on Saturday night (20 January 2024), power tools had been used to damage locks and access a cage where a 7-month-old dog was housed. No other dogs were taken during this incident.

Following review of facility records and CCTV, a 34-year-old Waramanga man was identified.

Yesterday, police and Domestic Animal Services officers attended the man’s home and located the stolen dog. The dog had previously been seized from the man for non-compliance with ownership requirements.

The man was subsequently charged with one count of burglary and is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court today.



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