The trainer of a greyhound that died after being left in a car has pleaded guilty to four charges, including animal cruelty.
Terry Darragh left his $10,000 greyhound in his station wagon in January after failing to stop when he collided with a bus at Glebe in Sydney’s inner west.
He falsely reported the car missing the next day.
The dog died from organ failure three days after being left in the car.
The 37-year-old later admitted he lying to police.
Solicitor Ben Goh asked the magistrate to dismiss the charges against Terry Darragh because he suffers from a mental illness.
The magistrate told the court he was satisfied the accused was mentally ill, but said the charges were too serious to be dismissed.
He will be sentenced in July.