Roxborough police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the chopping to the death of a dog on Tuesday.
ACP Tobago Vernon Roberts confirmed the incident on Wednesday and said the matter is under investigation.
Newsday understands the three-year-old dog named Milo was asleep when he was attacked.
Last month, the Summary Offences Act was amended to add stiffer penalties for animal cruelty. The amendment increases the fine for cruelty to animals from $400 to $100,000 and increases custodial sentences from a maximum of two months' jail to one year in jail.
In April three men from San Fernando were arrested for hanging a dog with a rope. The disturbing video of the incident went viral and prompted citizens to call for harsher punishments for cruelty to animals.