A Virginia man is accused of severely injuring a dog with a machete. According to WQAD 8, the accused dog slasher is identified as Cortland Daniel McBeth.
McBeth allegedly admitted that he sliced open a young dog named “Butch” during a deer hunt on Saturday afternoon. Butch’s owner, Dameon Brooks, said that another member of his hunt club confronted McBeth after finding the nine-month-old pup with a laceration on his side – the man allegedly admitted that he slashed the dog in order to “protect his livestock.”
The incident has resulted in charges against McBeth, including animal cruelty and impending a hunt, reported WTVR News. The injured puppy underwent surgery at the Warsaw Animal Clinic – his long term prognosis is unknown.
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