Hempstead woman arrested for repeatedly stabbing dog in the face

A Hempstead woman was arrested on Monday and faces animal cruelty charges for stabbing her sister’s dog in the face “several times” after the dog bit her one-year-old child. Stephanie Penado, 26, was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and third-degree criminal mischief. Her arraignment took place on Wednesday in First District Court in Hempstead.

According to the CbsNews, the child only suffered a minor cut to his face. The dog, a two-year-old Siberian husky named Rex, was transported to the North Shore Animal League where he is being treated for his injuries. The dog belongs to Penado’s sister. The dog needed surgery to repair his open wounds – costing more than $2,000.

Penado’s sister will not be charged for the “attack” on the child.

On Wednesday, the judge ordered Penado to undergo a mental health evaluation.

(Photo of Hempstead woman charged with animal cruelty via screenshot CbsNews)

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17 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    Here we go, I suppose she left her one year old child alone with the dog and who knows what the child was doing to the dog to provoke the bite! So take it out on the dog! Yes she NEEDS a mental evaluation and she should be paying for the vet bills of the dog!

    • Patty says:

      Minimally she needs to pay for ALL (plus extra) vet bills !!!!! I donate ALL the time to rehabilitating poor animals that some creep has inflicted pain and physical damage to. Creeps like this need to PAY FOR THE DAMAGE THEY HAVE DONE PLUS EXTRA FOR THE NEXT POOR ANIMAL THAT COMES IN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then … throw her away !! Also, I don’t want to have to pay for her food and lodging …..

  2. Pamela Garlisch says:

    I think the child should not be left with the mother either, why would she leave a child alone with the dog? Sounds like she’s not mentally fit to have a child either!

  3. BA says:

    saw this on Channel 12 news – OMG what utter TRASH!!!!! the kids can do whatever they want to animals and its always the animals fault!!!! pure trash and ignorant POS…neither one of them should be allowed to have any animals…..the kid had a scratch and that justified stabbing this poor defenseless dog!!!! POS POS AND PURE TRASH…..the owner of the dog is digusting I hope she doesn’t him back……

  4. Cynthia Como says:

    Dumb f*cking POS BITCH!!!! I would love to see this dog re-homed! It would be so nice to see this evil scum do some time AND pay all vet costs! They also should take that baby and place it elsewhere because this evil bitch is unfit to have care and custody of this baby! Oh how I wish I could wipe the smirk off her ugly face! POS

  5. Nancy Raymond says:

    If I had the chance I would be charged with aggravated HUMAN cruelty to this useless hunk of flesh – getting my hands on her would be worth it. The authorities will do nothing to her because as usual, the dog will be blamed – she needs a major beat down.

  6. Sherry says:

    People let toddlers manhandle dogs and they sometimes, poke, pull, lay on and worse . Rightfully so, sometimes an animal gets upset or tries to protect itself. Obviously this dog wasn’t trying to hurt the child, but wanted to get the child to leave it alone because clearly he is capable of producing a lot more than the resulting minor scratch. So he was trying to signal a warning and apparently the mother’s head was up her ass and she wasn’t supervising her child. Then she wants to go ape shit and repeatedly STAB this animal in the face. What a crazed maniac. If she was my sister, I’d have one less sibling, because I would have to kill that bitch…but since UNFORTUNATELY we no longer give “an eye for an eye” I would hope that she gets more than just the ridiculous ordered mental evaluation. Judge, clearly the bitch is dangerous and let’s not try to give her a pass by saying she is mentally ill. Honesty, you are part of the problem JUDGE with the escalating animal cruelty issue. Are you lacking heart or backbone? Cause some consequences to the defendants with your rulings for a change. I don’t give a damn what her excuse is, she needs to be punished for this heinous crime and should absolutely spend time in jail, be fined, as well as be forced to pay restitution in the form of ALL of REX the dog’s medical expenses. Bitch be gone . infuriating.

    • Barkley's Mom says:

      You have to wonder what she would do to another child if for some reason they scratched her little darling! Mental problems or not, she isn’t fit to be around humans, let alone raise a child!

  7. Red says:

    Sister or not…… me and this wacko would have problems!!! My guess the brat was poking at the husky…..and you DO NOT POKE HUSKIES!!


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