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Taz, a 14-week old puppy, recovers at Key City Veterinary Clinic in Abilene, Texas, after surviving a stabbing over the weekend. Police arrest a man and charged him with animal cruelty. The hospital says there is a waiting list of people wanting to adopt her.
Abilene Police Officers John Wilson, left, and Chad Allen, second from left, arrest Larry Dobbins Jr., third from left, at Dobbins' home in Abilene, Texas, on Monday. Dobbins is accused of stabbing Taz 11 times over the weekend. Officer Kenin Easley and his drug dog Tex are at right, and Tex looks as if he'd be able to take a bite out of crime.