A Man Stabs Husky to Death with Sword
Police charged a 47-year-old man with animal cruelty Sunday after neighbors reported he utilized a sword to over and again wound his Husky.
Douglas Joseph Hagler of 517 South Harrison Ave. was captured at 1 p.m. furthermore, discharged later that evening in the wake of posting a $5,000 bond, as indicated by a Wake County correctional facility representative.
The Husky, named Koda, “passed on lashed to the tree where he stabbed repeatedly,” town representative Susan Moran reported Monday. “There was nothing we could do. The suspect claims the Husky was 13 months old and had been his since October.”
The stabbing was accounted for Sunday morning, simply after 11:30 a.m., when neighbors close to the Hillcrest Cemetery toward the end of Page Road heard a animal shouting and choking.
“I need to report a animal abuse,” a 911 caller told a crisis dispatcher on a recording made open Monday by the Cary Police Department. “I’ve got a animal shouting here. A pooch, I believe.”
The 911 caller kept strolling toward the shouts that are unmistakably heard on the sound recording. The caller said he saw a man with a shaved head wielding a sword and wounding a Husky.
“What are you doing to that Husky?” the man yelled. “Pardon me, what’s the deal with you?”
“He just wounded the Husky with a sword,” he said, turning his consideration back to the dispatcher.
The 911 caller told the dispatcher that the man took off running toward Shirley Street, behind the cemetery.
The caller, whose name was not made open, said others in the area came outside in the wake of listening to the Husky’s shouts. He said the man seemed, by all accounts, to be in his 40s and was conveying a 30- to 36-inch long sword with a white, studded handle.
“He continued saying, ‘That dog’s a killer.’ He continued saying that,” the caller said.