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Dog hit in the head by sledgehammer to undergo surgery

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A dog will undergo surgery on Tuesday morning after it was allegedly hit with a sledgehammer after attacking another dog.

A 25-year-old man has been charged with serious animal cruelty over the alleged attack.

The dog was seriously injured.

Photo: Max Mason.

The animal entered the yard of a home in Innisfail, in Queensland’s far north, about 10am on Monday, according to police.

After the dog twice attacked another dog living at the home in Oak Street, Goondi Bend, the man allegedly hit it in the head with a sledgehammer.

The dog suffered serious head injuries and was discovered by animal control officers, who took the animal to a vet clinic.

The man is due to appear in Innisfail Magistrates Court on November 27.

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