Rogue dog stab attacker was ‘wicked and evil’

15:00 02 November 2012

Archant

AN Exmouth dog owner has told of her family’s horror on finding their pet had been stabbed.

A Brixington dog owner has spoken of her anger of the ‘wicked and evil’ attacker who stabbed her dog.

Michelle Kusma, 38, of Whitman Close, claims pet Jack Russell cross terrier puppy Tyson was targeted while tied up outside Tesco Express in Churchill Road.

Police are appealing for information about the attack, which left six-month Tyson with a gaping leg wound.

Mum-of-three Michelle said she thought her pet had been stabbed with a knife while tied up outside the shop.

She said: “It is a wicked and evil thing to have done. Nobody in their right mind would do something like this. It’s not normal.”

The dog’s owner believes she saw someone acting suspiciously inside the store around the same time her pet was attacked.

Michelle, who said she was just a ‘few minutes’ inside the shop, noticed Tyson’s injuries when she returned home.

“I didn’t see anything when I first came out of Tesco,” said Michelle. “It was only when I got home I saw that his leg had been slashed open at the top.”

After super-gluing the wound closed, Michelle took her pet to the vet.

She said while her dog has made a ‘good recovery’, she is keen for the offender to be brought to justice.

Michelle said: “I can’t leave my dogs outside shops on their own anymore. I always have to have someone with me. I don’t trust anyone.

“My kids were so angry at what this person did to our dog.”

Police said the attack took place at around 10.30pm on August 26.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting crime reference KE/12/2014.

0 comments

Other News Stories

09:00
Exmouth College Cadets visited Eurotech this week after the firm has bought each group member a pair of safety boots. The students are pictured with Eurotech MD David Douglas, other representatives of the Fire and Police service and Assistant Chief Fire Officer Trevor Stratford. Ref exe 5379-03-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

Cadets at Exmouth Community College have got some new equipment thanks to a town technology firm.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00
Jon  Chalk (far right) travelled to Mauritius with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service instructors Ben Williams and Joe Hassell

Jon Chalk, from Exmouth, has been helping train the Mauritius Fire and Rescue Service

Read more
Yesterday, 09:00
Age Concern Exmouth home care team. Ref exe 5754-04-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The new manager of Age Concern Exmouth’s home service says the key to its success is the personal service it provides to its clients.

Read more
Fri, 14:57
A diverted Queen's Drive

Work to divert a 200-metre long chunk of Queen’s Drive could start as soon as this autumn.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition

Exmouth's trusted business finder