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Dog 'dragged behind car at speeds of up to 70kph', man faces animal cruelty charges 

Posted 1 Oct 2014, 9:03amWed 1 Oct 2014,

A man is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly dragging a dog behind a car through the streets of Wickham in WA's Pilbara region.

Police said the dog was dragged for up to five kilometres at speeds of up to 70 kilometres per hour.

They said the 35-year-old man then took the dog to the beach and submerged it in salt water, in an attempt to treat its wounds, before taking it home and covering it in a mixture of tea tree oil and water.

His actions aggravated the animal's injuries.

The dog is being treated for severe burns to 20 per cent of its body at the Karratha Veterinary Hospital.

Its injuries are serious but not life-threatening, police said.

The man will be summonsed to appear in court.