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Woman stabs family pet 19 times in North County

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Frannie was stabbed 19 times and is the care of the Humane Society of Missouri (HSOM) Frannie was stabbed 19 times and is the care of the Humane Society of Missouri (HSOM)
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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force rescued an injured dog from a north St. Louis County church Monday.

Police responded to a mental health crisis around 8:30 a.m. at 2003 Chambers Rd. Authorities said an 18-year-old woman was found along with her family's pet, that was severely stabbed.

The Humane Society said the 10-year-old female poodle mix, which was named Frannie by staff members, was found with 19 stab wounds to her neck, back and chest. Rescuers said she was suffering from blood loss, shock and trauma when she arrived the Humane Society, but has since been receiving IV fluids, pain medication and antibiotics. She is also in “guarded condition” at the Humane Society headquarters.

“This poor dog suffered unfathomable trauma,” said Kathy Warnick, president of the Humane Society of Missouri. “Our first priority is for her to make a full recovery. Our expert staff will do everything we can to treat Frannie and give her the love and care she deserves. In addition, our Animal Cruelty Task Force will continue to investigate this case and deliver our report to the St. Louis County Police Department and the prosecutor’s office.”

The Humane Society said a St. Louis County officer found Frannie while they were responding a mental illness call at a church. When they found the dog covered in blood, they called the Humane Society, who said the dog’s owner voluntarily surrender Frannie Tuesday afternoon.

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