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Woman allegedly cut dog in hopes of getting pain pills for herself

Heather Pereira (Source: Hardin County Detention Center) Heather Pereira (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) - A woman is facing charges after police said she cut her dog with a razor to try and get prescription drugs for herself.

According to the News Enterprise, Heather Pereira, 23, reportedly admitted to cutting her 4-year-old Golden Retriever three times in hopes of getting Tramadol, a narcotic pain reliever.

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On Oct. 1 Pereira took her dog to the Jefferson County Animal Hospital for treatment, then on Oct. 17 she took her dog to the Elizabethtown Animal Hospital.

When she returned to the Elizabethtown Animal Hospital on Dec. 4 a veterinarian became suspicious of the dog's injuries.

Pereira was taken into custody and charged with three counts of first-offense torture of a cat or a dog and three counts of attempt to obtain a controlled substance by making false statements. She is being held on a $5,000 bond.

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