On Friday, a man in Salisbury, North Carolina, was arrested for allegedly stabbing a mixed breed puppy multiple times with a hunting knife, reported My Fox 8 News. According to the New York Daily News, late Thursday night, the authorities were called to a home at 112 Highland Park Drive by a neighbor who heard a puppy squealing in pain.
The man accused of the cruel stabbing is 22-year-old Phillip John Shoemaker, who was still wearing bloodied clothing when the authorities arrived to the scene. The pup, named “Buddy,” was repeatedly stabbed with an eight-inch hunting knife, but somehow, he managed to escape – the police found him at a nearby residence.
Shoemaker informed the authorities that he had been given permission to “do away” with the pup by the dog’s owner following an alleged bite incident. Shoemaker was arrested on a felony animal cruelty charge and booked into the Rowan County Detention Center; the condition of the pup who was attacked is unknown.
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