Woman who 'operated on her dog with a kitchen knife and tongs in her living room' because she couldn't afford its surgery is charged with animal cruelty

Mail Online | 6/23/2017 | Abigail Miller For Dailymail.com
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An Iowa woman was charged with animal neglect after attempting to perform surgery on her dog with a pair of tongs and a kitchen knife, resulting in the dog's death, police have said.

Sarah Diane McMenamin, 26, has been charged with animal neglect causing serious injury or death, according to WTAE.

Ames - Police - Officer - Geoff - Huff

Ames Police Officer Geoff Huff said McMenamin took her dog to Iowa State University VetMed after the animal fell ill, and the veterinary staff told her the dog had an obstruction and needed surgery.

Without the surgery, the veterinarians said the dog might need to be euthanized.

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McMenamin arranged it have the dog put down at a different vet clinic on June 1, according to police, but didn't take the dog to the appointment.

When she didn't show up, veterinary staff were worried she wasn't getting the dog the help it needed and called on police to perform a welfare check.

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Police went to her home...
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