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To whom it may concern, I would like to know possible law enforcement and prosecution of unnecessary suffering to `protected animal` (dog - personal pet, not dangerous at all small sized) of Animal act 2006. There is a case that an individual harms another persons dog an accidentally, however, police was involved and the person was held in the police station for 12 hours. It is not clear that the person is guilty or innocent but there are visual evidence (videos) when the individual is harming the dog. The individual needs to face an upcoming court in regards ***** ***** issue. There is veterinary reports that state the damage given to the animal. Therefore, I am curious of possible prosecution and outcomes of the court.
I would like to know the possible outcomes of the court. The person is my friend who is charged with unnecessary suffering to protected animal. During his stay over his girlfriend, the dog bites him and in response he starts hitting the dog. However, neighbours hear its barking and start recording the situation on their phones and call the police. When police arrives, he is taken to police station for 12 hours. In result, he needs to attend a court in few months. There is visual evidence of him hitting the dog (videos) and doctor report that posits the damage given to the dog. Basically, what should he expect in the court (charges, money fee, prison etc.)