Rogue dog stab attacker was ‘wicked and evil’

15:00 02 November 2012


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.


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