The fatal wound, located above the right eye, measured around 6 inches in length and penetrated through to the top of the skull.
"People who do that are going to end up where this individual is: in jail," sheriff's office spokesman Bob Kealing said.
Researchers have revealed the horrific conditions that thousands of big cats are being forced to endure in industrial farms across South Africa and Asia.
A post-mortem examination conducted by the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme suggests the animal was killed deliberately.
Martha Crouch was arrested Monday in New Mexico and was charged with child abuse and extreme cruelty to animals.
Joseph Corrao, 48, of Orlando, died on June 5 after being hit by a Ford F-150 on State Road 50, according to Florida Highway Patrol. His trial was set for August.
The woman admitted to police "that she intentionally and knowingly had placed her elastic hair tie around the dog's snout for a period of 48 hours in hopes to keep the dog quiet from excessive whining," a probable cause statement said.
The men were fired from their jobs over the violent incident.
Social media users were outraged by the footage.
Animal rights groups have praised the move, which will see the brands ban fur from February 2020.
Defenders of the two officials have said the charges are part of an orchestrated witch hunt.
The suspect swung the animal around his head during the attack.
"If you harm or neglect an animal in New Hanover County, we are coming for you," a sheriff's office spokesperson said.
"He took a bullet for my family... I'm just happy he's alive," said Nolan's owner Genola Vance.
"Anytime you have an event like this, you have animals that need to be kept safe."
"I wouldn't think [she] was cruel to animals like that. I mean, she was a nice lady," a neighbor said.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office became aware of the alleged crime after the video and photos circulated on the internet.
Congressman Ted Deutch and Vern Buchanan hope to pass "common sense" legislation.
Making horses jump over huge flames may seem a wildly inappropriate way to honor the patron saint of domesticated animals.
Suspects face string of animal cruelty charges following year-long investigation by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
An animal rescue organization is offering a $5,000 reward for information.
The property owner maintains she "didn't do anything wrong."