An argument between neighbors in Pittsburgh, Pa., ended in violence directed at one person's dog, and an arrest, reported Sunday's publication of TribLive News.
On Saturday, 22-year-old Tairon J. Luster allegedly utilized a board to hit a miniature American Eskimo dog named "Saki," in the head; the dog was restrained by a leash at the time of the attack.
Saki, who belongs to Rosalyn Reed, was seriously injured by the impact - in fact, a veterinarian advised Reed to euthanize the nine-year-old dog.
Saki is still alive, however; Reed is hopeful that her dog will beat the odds and make a recovery.
I'm still hopeful that he's going to make it,
I wanted to give him a chance to pull through. I've had him for nine years, and I love him.”
The woman accused of striking Saki in the head was arrested by Pittsburgh police who issued multiple charges, including simple assault, cruelty to animals, endangering the welfare of children, illegal possession of guns, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
Saturday's violence was the culmination of a year long feud between the neighbors. On this particular day, it apparently began after Luster egged her neighbor's vehicle.
Luster was taken to the Allegheny County Jail; a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 13.
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