Cruelty investigators with the Humane Society of Huron Valley expect to file a report with the county prosecutor's office next week on the stabbing of a dog during a heated domestic dispute in Ann Arbor.
The incident happened Wednesday night in a home where a family consisting of two adults and two teens live.
Investigators say the dog bit, trying to protect its owner during the brawl. The dog was then put in a crate, where several reports indicate a teenaged boy tried to choke it, and then stabbed it numerous times in the chest while another family member was on the phone to 9-1-1.
The dog was rushed to an emergency animal hospital, but it had lost too much blood and suffered critical injuries. The dog had to be euthanized.
Intentionally maiming or killing an animal is a felony in Michigan. For more information or how to report animal cruelty, visit the Humane Society of Huron Valley online.