A D.C. dog owner is in custody after stabbing the dog several times.
Investigators say the owner is known to suffer from mental illness and attacked the dog with a four- inch knife during what police call a domestic violence incident.
The Shih Tzu was stabbed seven times. Three of those wounds were severe.
The dog, named Coco, is recovering now and is living with a foster family.
The person who attacked her has been taken into custody for psychological evaluation.
The Washington Area Humane Society is taking donations to pay for Coco's care.
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