WASHINGTON - Fairfax County Police are asking for the public's help in finding the person responsible for stabbing a 15-month-old dog in Mount Vernon, Va. Friday.
Animal Control officers were called to pick up the dog around 9 a.m. in the 3500 block of Rolling Hills Avenue. They found, Cane, a white pit bull, with injuries to the left side of his neck.
A veterinarian determined Cane had been stabbed in the neck.
Officers are now searching for a suspect.
The owner, unable to cover the costs of Cane's care, turned the dog over to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.
(Ed. Note: The following link includes a photo of Cane's injuries, which may be disturbing to some.)
Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter are collecting donations to defray Cane's medical expenses.
Anyone with information on the stabbing is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
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