A man has been charged with torturing and killing a dog after the animal was found dead in a river tied to a block of cement.
The two-year-old Belgian Malinois was found weighed down underwater with a cement block in Sydney’s south on Saturday.
Botany Bay Water Police were called to Yowie Bay about midday that day after the dog was found by swimmers.
A man is facing numerous animal cruelty charges after swimmers found a two-year-old Belgian Malinois dog was found dead in a river tied to a block of cement (file image)
Divers retrieved the dog and took it to a vet for a post mortem examination.
The probe by water police led to officers raiding a property in nearby Miranda.
Police allege they seized more than 117 grams of cannabis and other items they claim are relevant to their investigation.
Botany Bay Water Police were called to Yowie Bay (pictured) about midday on Saturday after the dog was found by swimmers
A 49-year-old man has been charged with torturing, beating and causing the death of an animal.
He was also charged with committing an act of aggravated cruelty on an animal and possessing a prohibited drug.
The man was refused bail and will appear at Sutherland Local Court on Tuesday.