Dog nearly stabbed to death in Laurel adopted by new family

A Yorkshire Terrier has a new family after police say he was nearly stabbed to the death in Maryland, according to officials.

Howard County police said the dog, named Boo, was nearly killed by 24-year-old Omar Gertman when he stabbed the dog during an altercation at an apartment in Laurel back in June.

Authorities said a family member called them stating Gertman stabbed the family dog and then took off. Days later, police found him at a hotel in Anne Arundel County.

Gertman also reportedly attacked an acquaintance inside the home and destroyed a TV and coffee maker, detectives said. Investigators did not disclose what sparked the altercation.

Authorities said the dog was disemboweled and not initially expected to survive, but has miraculously recovered. Police were happy to report the dog has since been adopted by another family.

Gertman was charged with felony animal cruelty, second-degree assault and destruction of property, according to officials. He was being held without bond at the Howard County Detention Center.