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Woman Accused Of Slamming Puppy's Head To Ground

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Janice Aguilar Janice Aguilar
MADERA COUNTY, Calif. (KMPH) -

An Oakhurst woman has been arrested after authorities say she was seen beating a dog.

Madera County sheriff's investigators say someone saw Janice Aguilar, 39, slamming a puppy's head to the ground on Wednesday. They say she then stuffed the dog into a backpack and got a ride to Oakhurst Park.

Witnesses said they saw the puppy was still alive but beyond help. Investigators say one of the witnesses reportedly killed the dog to put it out of its misery.

Deputies arrested Aguilar off Highway 41. She claimed the dog was attacked by a pit bull.

Aguilar was booked into the Madera County Department of Corrections on suspicion of animal cruelty.

The Madera County Sheriff's Office has released a photo of the dead dog. WARNING ... some people may find it disturbing. You can click here to see it.

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