WATERTOWN — After a violent attack on a city man’s dog, local police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating those responsible.

According to Detective Lt. Joseph R. Donoghue Sr., on Aug. 30 Iajah Hughes, of Ann Street, reported his dog King, an eight-year-old border collie/pit bull mix, had been found with numerous injuries.

Police found that King had escaped Mr. Hughes’s Ann St. home on Aug. 27, leading Mr. Hughes to share a post on Facebook asking for information on locating the canine.

On Aug. 30, police said a couple found the dog in their garage and called Mr. Hughes, having seen the Facebook post. The dog had numerous, apparently intentional, injuries and was taken to a local veterinary clinic for treatment.

According to the vet who examined King, the dog sustained a skull injury, multiple stab wounds and a burn to his tail.

City police are asking that anyone with any knowledge of the incident or who is responsible for the dog’s injuries contact the department at (315) 782-2233.

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suzanne phillips

How dreadful and cruel!!! I hope someone will do the right thing and identify the horrible human who did this to an innocent animal. Sending hugs to the dog and his owner!!!


And a forensic psychologist would deduct this type of action almost always precedes further violence. And if it’s an adult, it has probably happened before.

Someone heard the crime if they didn’t see it. Animals don’t have the capacity to muffle the sound like a frightened, battered human might.

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