A toddler’s tooth was chopped off by her dad and her brother in their New York City apartment, and her dog was chipped off by the same family.
The Times reports that the dog, who was not named, was in the apartment when the attack occurred on Dec. 6.
Police are seeking an 18-year-old man with no criminal history in the case.
The child’s mother, a 30-year old man, is facing a charge of felony cruelty to animals, according to the Times.
“I think it’s disgusting,” the child’s aunt told the paper.
“It’s something you don’t expect.”
The Times reported that the child is a special needs child who has been diagnosed with autism.
The family, whose names have not been released, reportedly filed for divorce.