HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - The GBI is investigating the stabbing of a Henry County dog.
A dog named Girl is recovering from her second surgery after someone stabbed the 6-year-old Rottweiler in the backyard of her owner's Locust Grove home.
Jackie Cross' 11-year-old son and his cousin discovered the disturbing scene early Tuesday. Girl had been stabbed in the face with a switchblade embedded to the bone.
"My son just started to cry. He was so afraid, you know, like someone is trying to hurt us; someone tried to kill her," said Cross.
The dog was rushed to a veterinarian.
"I have seen some really horrible things, and this is added to the list of horrible things that any human would do to an animal," said Dr. Lexie Mahn.
After the surgery to repair the wound, there were complications. Doctors had to take Girl back into the operating room a second time. Girl was so traumatized by the attack that her digestive system went into spasm. No one knows exactly when she was attacked. Cross said the dog had never behaved viciously.
Since she was behind a high fence, Cross believes it's possible someone may have been trying to break into the house and Girl barked to warn the family. Investigators are trying to piece together what happened and anyone with information is asked to call police.
Cross is struggling to pay Girl's veterinarian bills. Call the Mallards Landing Veterinarian Hospital at 770-957-3220 for information on how you can help.