By Antony Otera For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 07:23 BST, 3 October 2018 | Updated: 07:25 BST, 3 October 2018
In the second case of animal cruelty in as many days, a family dog has been attacked in its own backyard by intruders and left with horror injuries.
The dog was found with several gashes on its body after a brazen attack by a number of people in the yard of a Northern Territory home on Sunday evening.
Police said the trespassers gained entrance to the yard of a house in Tennant Creek and attacked the pup with an edged weapon, slashing it several times causing lacerations to its body.
In a similar attack yesterday, a Maltese cross Jack Russell was stabbed and left for dead in its owners' backyard by intruders
The attackers made their escape by climbing the neighbours' fence.
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