BY Larry Mcshane
Photo: Monterion Dionte Davis, 19, is accused of heinous crulety against a dog.
A Georgia teen nearly decapitated his dog by wrapping an electrical cord around the helpless animal’s neck and leaving it to die in the woods, authorities said.
“It is without a doubt the worst case of animal cruelty I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been sheriff for 29 years,” Monroe County Sheriff John Cary Bittick told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Monterion Dionte Davis, 19, of Forsyth, Ga., was arrested Thursday after authorities – incensed by a graphic photo of the wounded dog – launched an investigation.
“The picture is what got me fired up,” said Bittick.
The mixed-breed dog was nearly dead when the animal rescue group Save-A-Pet found the wounded animal on July 7 and rushed it to a veterinary hospital.
The dog survived after emergency surgery to repair a severed trachea and other injuries apparently suffered when it was tied to a tree.
Two weeks later, authorities arrested Davis on a charge of aggravated animal cruelty. Davis faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
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