A Hunter man has pleaded guilty to killing seven puppies by bashing them over the head

A Hunter man has pleaded guilty to killing seven puppies by bashing them over the head with a rock in a horrific act of animal cruelty.

Nathan Thompson responded to an offer of a litter of free bull terrier cross puppies this week.

The pups were put up free of charge after the owner failed to sell them through online classifieds site Gumtree.

Thompson, 25, allegedly loaded the pups into his car on Wednesday and took them to bushland at Kurri Kurri, near Newcastle.

Police allege Thompson then began killing the puppies by hitting them on the head and throwing them in the bush.

A man walking his dogs saw the attack and confronted Thompson.

Thompson got into his car with five live pups and drove off, police say.

An RSPCA officer was called to the bushland where he found five dead pups and another two still clinging to life.

One pup died on the way to the vet.

The other – since named “Lucky” – survived and is recovering in the Rutherford Animal Shelter.

On Thursday night police arrested Thompson and charged him with animal cruelty offences.

RSPCA NSW Chief Inspector David O’Shannessy said Thompson also told police he killed four of the puppies that he fled with.

Another was given away.

Insp O’Shannessy said the person who gave the puppies away to Thompson was understandably shocked.

“It was his understanding that (Thompson) would take them on and find them a home, which he wasn’t able to do,” he said.

The RSPCA has used the horrific incident to remind people if they have an unwanted litter to bring to them to a reputable animal shelter.

Thompson faced a local court on Friday and pleaded guilty to three animal cruelty offences and resisting arrest.

He was granted bail on strict conditions, including that he not be alone with an animal without an adult present.

He is expected to be sentenced in April.

4 thoughts on “A Hunter man has pleaded guilty to killing seven puppies by bashing them over the head

  1. I am finding it very hard to come to terms with the fact that this lowlife piece of scum still has an animal in his presence, he has no remorse, will simply kill the pregnant girl too, he really needs to be locked up with some of the worst there is, he needs the same treatment as he has inflicting on these puppies, needs to pay by the puppy not by a slap on the wrist & a couple of weeks community service. This is so wrong.


  2. This is for you DOG SHIT — “NATHAN THOMPSON’ —
    :Dirty Harry IV – A lot can happen to dog shit.
    :Clint Eastwood (Dog Shit ).
    :Clint Eastwood talks about dog Shit.
    :Sudden Impact – dog Shit.
    :Dirty”DIRTY” Harry Is Back :You’re Nothing But Dog Shit, PUNK.

    So take this advice — “NATHAN THOMPSON” – Be careful where the dog shits you!…you blowfly maggot Dog Shit coward puppy dog murderer!…Rot in Hell and hopefully some hard jail time – scumbag in the DOGS BONE YARD !…

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