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Madera County woman accused of slamming puppy's head into ground

A 39-year-old Madera County woman was arrested on suspicion of slamming her puppy's head into the ground and severely injuring the animal.

Witnesses told authorities that they saw the woman beating the whimpering dog before stuffing it into her backpack, according to a report in the Fresno Bee.

"A witness saw the dog was suffering and beyond help and put it out of its misery," Erica Stuart of the Madera County Sheriff's Office told the Bee.

The woman, who lives in Oakhurst, was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty.


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