A Maine woman reportedly stabbed her family’s dog over the weekend because she thought it had been possessed by a “demon.”
The Bangor Daily News reported that Aroostook County Sheriff’s deputies responding to a 911 call early Easter morning found 30-year-old Ashley Doody threatening to harm herself with a kitchen knife.
Aroostook County Sheriff Darrell Crandall told reporters that Doody did not live at the home. He said that her family was trying to restrain her when police arrived.
According to Crandall, Doody had stabbed Trixie, the family’s mixed breed dog, during the altercation. He said that the suspect claimed that the dog was “demon possessed.”
Investigators had reason to believe that Doody may have been high on bath salts at the time of the incident.
A local veterinarian said that the dog had lost a lot of blood, but it was expected to recover.
Doody was booked into the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton on charges of aggravated cruelty to animals. Bond was set at $1,000. Her initial court appearance was scheduled for May 19.