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Underwood man sentenced for slitting dog's throat

Benjamin Staavas was sentenced to one year in prison for animal mistreatment, but with time served he is scheduled for release next week. Staavas is accused of cutting the throat of his German Shepherd, Star, and leaving the animal for dead. Star survived and has since been placed in a new home.
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Benjamin Staavas was sentenced to one year in prison for animal mistreatment, but with time served he is scheduled for release next week. Staavas is accused of cutting the throat of his German Shepherd, Star, and leaving the animal for dead. Star survived and has since been placed in a new home.

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