MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man is accused of fatally stabbing an unwanted dog that kept returning to its owners’ home.
Thirty-eight-year-old Zachary Senner is charged with felony mistreatment of an animal. The Journal Sentinel reports bail for Senner was set at $1,000.
According to the complaint, Senner told police he tried to find a new home for the cocker spaniel named Brandy. Senner’s brother and sister-in-law owned the dog and had asked Senner to “get rid” of it.
Senner couldn’t find anyone to take the dog and tried abandoning it, but the dog found its way home.
According to the complaint, Senner slashed the dog’s throat and dumped the animal in the woods, but the dog again returned home. Senner allegedly stabbed the dog repeatedly until it stopped breathing.