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Woman jailed after throwing dog off multi-storey carpark which left her needing to be put down

Woman jailed after throwing dog off multi-storey carpark which left her needing to be put down

The horrific incident was caught on CCTV cameras

A Peth woman who threw her dog from the rooftop of a carpark has been sentenced to 12 months in jail for her heinous crime.

The 26-year-old, who was caught by CCTV cameras, threw her pet dog Princess - a 10-year-old Maltese Shih-tzu crossbreed - off the top of a two-storey carpark at Westfield Whitford City shopping centre earlier this year.

The incident, which took place on April 7 last year saw Princess fall nine metres from the roof, sustaining severe injuries.

The woman was seen holding her dog on the ledge before throwing her off.

Princess was found by a passerby who came to her aid at the horrific scene and initially believed she'd been hit by a car.

Little Princess was rushed to the vets and was found to be suffering from potential internal haemorrhaging, brain injuries and spinal and pelvic trauma.

At the vets, Princess's microchip was scanned and the owner was contacted. The offender and her partner went to the veterinary surgery to discuss the injuries, but sadly Princess had to be euthanised due to the extent of the damage to her body.

The woman was found guilty of the offence after CCTV of the incident was brought forward, where the woman can be seen dangling the dog on the ledge above the drop, allowing her to walk across it as she argued with her partner for around eight minutes.

The woman then throws Princess and appears to go back to arguing with her partner who was sat in a black car. The partner then drives off, leaving the woman alone at the scene.

Princess had to be euthanised.

Following the harrowing incident, the owner confessed her involvement on Facebook.

The post she shared read: 'I can’t live with the guilt, I threw my dog off the top story of a shopping centre carpark and watched her fall to her death, but she survived and needed to be put down due to how badly I injured her."

The screenshot of the post, provided by RSPCA WA, continued: "I killed my dog ... I did her a favour because all I did was hurt her and abuse her."

A post shared on the woman's Facebook page.

The post was later deleted and the woman is believed to have told an PSPCA inspector that her account had been hacked.

Magistrate Mark Millington described the event as a 'planned, deliberate and intentional act'.

The woman was sentenced to a 10-month prison term for animal cruelty, along with an additional two months for other matters. She has also been banned from owning an animal for 10 years.

If you see an animal in distress and/or in need of help, contact the RSPCA's 24-hour animal cruelty line on 0300 1234 999 or visit their website for further advice. In the US, call SPCA on 212-244-SPCA (7722) Monday – Friday 9am-5pm EST or call 9111 if a crime is in progress.

Featured Image Credit: RSCPA WA

Topics: Crime, Dog, Australia