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Cary man charged with using a sword to stab his pet Husky to death


CARY, North Carolina — Police have arrested a Cary man after his neighbors reported he used a sword to stab his dog to death.

The News & Observer ( ) reports 47-year-old Douglas Joseph Hagler was arrested Sunday afternoon and released after posting bond after stabbing his 13-month-old Husky that morning, according to a Wake County jail spokesman.

Town spokeswoman Susan Moran says the dog died lashed to the tree where he was stabbed.

Authorities say they received a call from someone who said Hagler was wielding a 36-inch long sword with a white, studded handle repeatedly saying "that dog's a killer."

Hagler was charged with one count of animal cruelty. It is unclear if he has a lawyer.

Information from: The News & Observer,

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