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Pauline Waldron is the New York woman accused of trying to kill her dog by stabbing the animal multiple times with a sword and attempting to decapitate it. The dog survived the attack and was cared for by veterinary professionals as she recovers, deputies said.
Waldron faces an aggravated animal cruelty charge, which is a felony in New York. She was arrested and released without bail, according to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department.
The female dog, named Peaches, was described as a mix between an Australian Cattle dog and a Blue Heeler.
Her age is unclear.
The Greene County Sheriff’s Department said they received a call from the Catskill Animal Hospital on June 30 about a case of animal cruelty. According to a news release, the department arrested Waldron “following an investigation.”
Based on the evidence, Deputies said Waldron had tried to take her dog’s head off using a sword. Investigators said Waldron failed to decapitate the dog but that she stabbed the animal multiple times.
The president of the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, Ron Perez, told WNYT-TV the animal was lucky to be alive after the abuse it took. “Probably another couple of centimeters and [the sword] would have hit the vertebrae,” Perez said.
The dog, Peaches, survived the stabbings. Deputies said they believe the dog was left to suffer for up to eight hours after the attack.
Captain Tracey Quinn told WNYT-TV, “I think everyone involved was really shocked to see the dog was still hanging on.” Perez told Hudson Valley 360 the dog’s injuries were among the “most gruesome” he had ever seen.
Peaches were rushed into emergency surgery at the Catskill Animal Hospital after being stabbed multiple times, deputies said. The procedure took several hours, according to WNYT-TV, but she survived.
The dog was later transferred to a “specialist veterinary clinic” for additional treatment. Perez told WNYT-TV the dog might need a second surgery and that she will undergo months of therapy.
Pauline Waldron Charged
Waldron has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, according to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department. The charge is a felony in the state of New York.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund described the charge on its website:
A person is guilty of aggravated cruelty to animals when, with no justifiable purpose, they intentionally kill or intentionally cause serious physical injury to a companion animal with aggravated cruelty. For purposes of this section, “aggravated cruelty” shall mean conduct which:
(i) is intended to cause extreme physical pain; or
(ii) is done or carried out in an especially depraved or sadistic manner.
If convicted, the maximum sentence in the state is two years behind bars and a $5,000 fine.
Waldron’s case was being handled in the Town of Cairo Court. She was released on her recognizance after she was formally charged, deputies said. WNYT-TV reports Greene County is also working to create an animal abuse registry.