SAN ANTONIO -- Police have arrested a man accused of killing a dog with a knife.
Animal Care Services said a Boxer named "Tiger" died of "grievous injuries he suffered in a vicious machete attack overnight" at a Northeast Side apartment complex. An ACS spokesperson said the dog was beaten and cut on his head and neck with what investigators said was a "Zombie Head Hunter Knife."
A police report states that when officers arrived at the complex in the 2600 block of Northeast Loop 410, they found the dog covered in blood and followed a blood trail to one of the apartments. As the officers were knocking on the door, they were approached by a 29-year-old man who told them he lived at the apartment. The report states the man admitted he was the owner of the dog and said the dog's injuries happened while he was trying to discipline it for chewing up a set of earphones.
Police said the man told the officers he started spanking the dog repeatedly with a knife, which he claims was still in the sheath, and then saw a substantial amount of blood all over his dog. He said he then panicked, let the dog out, and then ran to throw the knife into a dumpster. The officers were able to retrieve the knife after the man told them where he had disposed of it.
Tiger was taken by Animal Care Services workers to an emergency animal clinic where it died during surgery. His owner now faces a charge of cruelty to an animal.
Help Abused Animals
ACS takes donations for animals involved in cruelty cases (for advanced medical, surgeries etc).
The donation fund is named after a English Bulldog who was severely burned by a homemade Molotov cocktail several years ago.
You can donate to help animals who have been cruelly treated:
The Animal Care Services “Churchill” Fund
c/o Animal Care Services
4710 State Highway 151
San Antonio, Texas 78227
All donations are tax deductible.