Yonkers Dog Slashed in Brutal Attack

Owner says animal reacts to "anyone who is not white."

By Kori Lynch
|  Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010  |  Updated 12:51 PM EDT
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Four-Year-Old pup loses eye.

Four-Year-Old pup loses eye.

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A dog was slashed across the face and all because her attacker says she was barking too much.

58-year-old Andrew Owens has been charged in the attack that left Jenna the german shepherd without an eye. Jenna had been on guard at a Yonkers business when the attack occurred.

Owens, an employee of that same business egged the dog on before slashing it with a knife, the animals owner said.

“The dog reacts to black people, Hispanics, anyone who is not white,” Paul Tocco told LoHud.com.

The suspect, Andrew Owens, is black.

He faces an aggravated cruelty to animals charge. If convicted, he could face up to two years in prison.

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