A family is mourning the loss of their 7 year old mini chow after it escaped from their home and wondered into a neighboring yard and was, reportedly, cut in half with a Samurai sword.
Neighbors say the Reynolds' dog, "Puppy," wandered over to a New Years gathering down the street and that's when the suspect (who isn't being identified just yet) picked up a sword and brutally attacked the dog.
"I heard it was worse than that," Paul Reynolds said, "I heard one blow nearly chopped my dog in half."
Calcasieu Parish Animal Services Director, Rita Cavenaugh said, "We got one report that the dog tried to bite the man. But, that doesn't sound right. Normal behavior when a vicious dog is around is to retreat."
Animal service workers working the case described it as "one of the most horrific animal cruelty cases I've seen in Calcasieu Parish".
The dog was 7 years old, had arthritis, and was a miniature mix breed... just how does one justify chopping it in half, in a claim of self defense?