Police: 'Out of control' woman stabs dog to death in Lowell

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A woman is facing multiple charges after police said she stabbed her dog to death Tuesday night in Lowell

The Lowell Police Department said they received a call around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 about an "out of control" woman at a home on Oakland Street. 

When police arrived, Nora Ineva Servidio had already left the scene. Neighbors and family told officers that she had stabbed her dog to death. 

A family friend who went to bury the dog brought its body to police instead. Officers said they then went to magistrate to get warrants for Servidio's arrest. Neighbors called police saying she had returned to the home. 

"As far as why she did it to the dog -- I have no idea," family friend Bryan Richards said. "You know, alcohol was pretty much a factor in it and she really needs help as far as her mental situation goes."

When officers returned to the house, Servidio ran out the back door and underneath the home. During her struggle to get away, police said she was belligerent and appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

Lowell police said Servidio also yelled threats at police and later tried to kick an officer. 

Servidio is charged with felony cruelty to animals and resisting a public officer. She's being held in the Gaston County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond.