CHICAGO (WGN) — A woman was arrested after allegedly stabbing an elderly dog multiple times while a teen girl was taking it on a walk in Chicago.
A 61-year-old woman was arrested Monday in the 6400 block of West Irving Park Road.
A police report stated that a 15-year-old girl was walking her family’s chihuahua nearby. According to the report, after speaking briefly with the girl, the woma allegedly stabbed the dog “without warning or provocation.”
The woman allegedly then chased the 15-year-old girl and stabbed the dog again multiple times. She was placed into custody shortly after.
Responding officers noted that the dog had significant bleeding.
“He just wants to sit next to you and cuddle because he is always cold,” family said. “We kind of think of him as a cat — he likes to lay up on top of the sofa.”
The family said the dog survived the stabbing and is recovering.
According to police records, the woman was arrested on Dec. 10 in an unrelated incident for aggravated assault and battery.
In the dog’s stabbing, she was charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal and aggravated assault. She is due in bond court on Tuesday.
The Garrido Foundation is asking for donations to help pay for the dog’s medical bills.