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W. Pa. woman jailed for attack on small dog

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Police say a Pittsburgh woman is in jail after she allegedly struck a small dog in the head with a board, blinding it.

Authorities say 22-year-old Tairon J. Luster hit the dog Saturday during an argument with its owner, who is her neighbor. Luster is facing simple assault, cruelty to animals, criminal mischief and illegal drug and weapons charges.

Luster allegedly hit the 20-pound miniature American Eskimo with a 2-by-4.

Neighbor Rosalyn Reed says her dog can't see and can hardly walk, but she hopes the 9-year-old named Saki will survive.

Luster was unable to post $25,000 bond and is being held at Allegheny County Jail. No attorney is listed on court papers, and she couldn't be reached for comment.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 13.

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