Thugs Break Into Home And Stab Innocent Retired Guard Dog
- The dog named Wagner was stabbed in Taylorsville, Utah, late Friday night
- Intruders forced their way into the garage and Wagner attacked
- German Shepherd was stabbed multiple times, mostly in the neck
- Intruders fled and Wagner was rushed to an animal hospital
- He is expected to make a full recovery
A retired guard dog is now recovering from a shocking attack by a group of thugs who had broken into her owner’s home in Utah, after the animal came to their defense.
The attempted robbery occurred in Taylorsville after some intruders tried to sneak into the house through the garage late on Friday night.
The German Shepherd, named Wagner, came to the defense of those inside the home and was stabbed several times, coming close to death.
Now recovering: Wagner, a 13-year-old retired security dog, was stabbed multiple times on Friday night in Taylorsville, Utah
Wagner was mostly stabbed in the neck and underwent surgery. He also sustained wounds to his legs (right)
The German Shepherd survived a horrific attack, where he was stabbed multiple times in his neck. The wounds can be seen here
Wagner was the on-leash canine ‘sidekick’ of his security guard owner, Randy Price, and so it was his natural instinct the protect Pierce from the intruders.
‘He likes to be outside doing his job, that’s protecting the yard,’ Price told Fox 13 Now.
Wagner was stabbed multiple times, mostly in the neck. The intruders fled the scene, and Price quickly grabbed his dog and rushed him to BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Midvale.
‘He was in shock, it looked like he had an infection in some of his wounds,’ vet Jordan Scherk told Fox.
The dog is the retired on-leash canine of his security guard owner Randy Price (left). Jordan Scherk (right) is the vet that operated on Wagner
Price did not hear the intruders, nor did he see them.
I grabbed a flashlight and I grabbed a firearm… and I went out looking,’ he said.
All he found was his wounded dog, who is now 13-years-old.
‘I didn’t know if he was alive or if he was dead,’ Price said. ‘My heart was pounding. I really was scared. I kind of went into shock myself.’
Price is now working with police to try and find the person or persons responsible for stabbing his beloved dog.
‘I don’t have kids, (my dogs) are my kids. And so, I was very scared I’m going to lose him… I was scared to death,’ Price said.
Price said: ‘Poor guy, he stood his ground with them, he fought it out,” Price said. “I just don’t understand, why? Why you could hurt an innocent animal, especially stabbing it?’
The vets say that Wagner should make a full recovery in a couple of weeks.