DEPUTIES: Georgia Man Stabbed, Unleashed Pit Bulls On Pet Pig

Authorities say a Georgia man unleashed his two pit bulls on a neighbor's pet pig that got loose in a mobile home park, then stabbed the animal 15 to 20 times in front of children and other onlookers.

David Ehsanipoor, a spokesman for the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, says the pig survived and was in critical condition at a veterinarian's office Friday.

The owner of the dogs, 23-year-old Benjamin Fullwood, was charged Wednesday with felony cruelty to animals, criminal trespass and obstruction of a law enforcement officer. It wasn't immediately clear if Fullwood had a lawyer.

The man's bond was set at $25,000 Friday. A judge ordered him to have no contact with domestic animals.

Ehsanipoor says Fullwood initially told deputies he punched the pig. But he says deputies determined the pig had been stabbed.

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