On Friday, Elena Barakova Cowan, 37, was taken into police custody and charged with felony animal cruelty, citing Miami police.
How it all Started
According to an arrest report obtained by WPLG, a two-month-long police investigation began on Nov. 14 after Cowan brought her dog to a veterinarian for medical treatment.
The report claims Cowan told police that after not sleeping for nearly four days, she had a dream that led her to stabbing her dog in the neck ‘several times,’ believing it was a sacrifice to save humanity.
The pet Survived
The dog survived the alleged attack and was taken in for adoption by Miami-Dade Animal Services, WIOD reports, citing authorities.
Now, Cowan is no longer listed in county jail records as of Monday.
It’s unclear if Cowan has entered a plea or retained an attorney to speak on her behalf.