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Sheriff: Upstate NY woman tried to decapitate dog with sword

July 4, 2021 GMT

CAIRO, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York woman has been charged with attempting to decapitate her dog with a sword.

The Albany Times Union reports the Cairo woman was charged with aggravated animal cruelty in an attack last week that left the animal with a severe slash to its neck.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office said the dog was left in “extreme pain” for about eight hours before being taken for life-saving surgery. The authorities did not say how the dog was discovered.

Five other dogs in the woman’s home were seized and turned over to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society.