Man wanted over dog beating
RSPCA WA are seeking public assistance to locate Mr Toop and anyone with information is asked to contact WA Police immediately on 131 444.
The RSPCA WA asserts that in accordance with s19(2)(a) of the Animal Welfare Act 2002, Mr Toop ill-treated Flash, by punching her repeatedly which caused harm.
Chief Inspector Amanda Swift said the case was a violent and disturbing incident and that sadly evidence showed this was not the first time Flash had suffered beatings at the hands of Mr Toop.
“Any level of aggression towards an innocent animal is unacceptable, but to do so in such a public place shows this offender has no concern for animals or the people that witnessed the horrifying incident.
“We now call for public help to locate Mr Toop to enable the Court to determine the appropriate sentence for his actions.
“We have said it before and we will say it again - those in our society who commit deliberate cruelty to animals will be prosecuted and brought to justice for the pain and suffering inflicted on defenceless animals. We need the public to continue reporting acts of cruelty to the RSPCA.
“As a charity supported by the community, we do our very best to respond to reports of animal cruelty, however this does come at a cost and now more than ever it seems we need continued public support,” Ms Swift said.
Anyone witnessing incidents of cruelty should call the RSPCA Cruelty Hotline on 1300 278 3589.
RSPCA asks for anyone who may know the current whereabouts of SCOTT TOOP to contact police.
Toop is subject to an arrest warrant issued by the Perth Magistrates Court on 12 December 2014 for animal cruelty.
Toop was last known to reside in the Eden Hill area.
Reports of information can be made anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or Police on 131 444
The public are cautioned that people on outstanding warrants may react in an unpredictable manner to avoid arrest and should not be approached.