POLICE and the RSPCA have met and finalised the charges to be laid against a Forbes man who police allege threw four puppies at a fence on Saturday night killing three and fatally maiming the fourth puppy who had to be euthanased by a veterinary surgeon.
The sole surviving 10-day old puppy and its mother were seized by police and moved out of Forbes at the weekend for their protection.
The four-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback cross dog was brought to Orange by RSPCA inspectors and temporarily housed here en route to another location in the state.
RSPCA inspector Bev Holloway said the RSPCA will not be disclosing the final location of the mother dog and her pup.
Inspector Nick Weyland of Forbes police said police intend to lay charges of aggravated animal cruelty against the 39-year-old man who they say was heavily intoxicated and was arguing with his partner before throwing the puppies at a fence.
The charges are a serious offences under the NSW Crimes Act and carry a penalty of a heavy fine and or a prison sentence.