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Fox17 news online has reported that a 25 year old man was arrested after repeatedly stabbing a dog.

This week the Saginaw County Animal Control took a male dog from a home. Later, they reported that the dog had been stabbed multiple times and was hospitalized due to a collapsed lung.  Not many details have been released regarding the attack on the dog, his injuries, and the investigation. Fox 17 did speak to the Sheriff's Office and reports that...

"The suspect has been charged with felony animal cruelty and faces four years behind bars if convicted."

I truly hope that justice is severed in this case, and that the man that hurt this dog truly pays for his crimes!

On a good note the Saginaw County Animal Care Center posted a photo of the dog on Facebook and said...

"Here he is this morning feeling better after his collapsed lung was repaired. Thank you to Great Lakes Pet Emergencies for making him smile again."

The laws in Michigan for abusing an animal are pretty clear, and according to the web-site aggressivecriminaldefense.com...

"Individuals who, mutilate, kill, torture, disfigure or mutilate animals. This also includes committing reckless acts that are likely to result in this kind of harm."

The site goes on to explain the penalties for being so cruel...

"A person who does any of these acts may be charged with a felony with a maximum penalty of 4 years in prison, a fine up to $5,000.00 for a single animal,  Additionally, a person may be ordered to pay prosecution costs and be subject to psychological evaluation and counseling, too."

This is a heart breaking story, and I only hope that the dog has a full recovery and finds a home that will love, respect, and treat him right! Also, thank to everyone who stepped in to protect the dog, and saved his life.