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Stephen George Button, 54, faces ACT Magistrates Court hearing after being charged with animal cruelty

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By Soofia Tariq, and Toby Vue
May 4 2022 - 7:30pm
Stephen George Button walking out of court on Wednesday after being granted bail. Picture: Toby Vue

A puppy owner has told a court how she saw blood pouring out of her three-month-old French bulldog and that it was "gurgling" before "its eyes just went dead" when a man allegedly put a knife down its throat.

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Soofia Tariq

Cadet Journalist

Soofia joined the Canberra Times in 2022 as the cadet. She previously interned and was an audio producer at The Guardian Australia. She has also worked at 2SER Radio and City Hub Sydney. Her email is soofia.tariq@canberratimes.com.au

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Toby Vue

Court reporter

Toby Vue joined The Canberra Times in April 2021 and is a court reporter after covering the round in NSW and Queensland. He has also reported on regional and rural affairs, local government and sport. He was a Sunday Canberra Times reporter. Email: t.vue@canberratimes.com.au.