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FOX 10, 3TV & KTAR: Dog Stabbed by Owner Being Treated in AHS’ Trauma Hospital

Written by: Kimberly Ring

News Highlights:

  • UPDATE 8/10/19: Copper has been adopted!
  • UPDATE 8/7/19: Copper has made a miraculous recovery after a month of treatment in AHS' trauma hospital. We are thrilled to announce that Copper has regained the use of his right side and is now available for adoption at our Sunnyslope Campus!
  • On July 9, 2019, an AHS Emergency Animal Medical Technician™ was dispatched to a case in which Phoenix Police had responded to the scene of a 3-year-old Redbone Coonhound with multiple stab wounds.
  • The dog was transported to an overnight clinic who helped stabilize him before being transferred to AHS' Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™ first thing the next morning. At AHS, chest and abdominal x-rays revealed he had three lacerations 1.5 centimeters deep. Some nerve damage has occurred on the right side of his body. One laceration is suspected to have torn his trachea which should heal on its own over time.
  • He is currently recovering in AHS’ trauma hospital and on pain medications and antibiotics.
  • He is on a protective custody hold until July 19 and will continue receiving treatment during that time. The owner has been charged with animal cruelty.
  • This case exemplifies why the passing of House Bill 2671 was so critical and can’t be enacted soon enough. AHS worked tirelessly for more than four years to get the bill passed which will go into effect on August 25, 2019 and will increase class 6 felonies to a class 5.

FOX 10



Arizona Humane Society caring for dog stabbed multiple times by owner
PHOENIX — The Arizona Humane Society is treating a dog that was stabbed multiple times by its owner earlier in the week in southwest Phoenix. The 3-year-old redbone hound was found Tuesday in the area of 35th and Southern avenues and the dog’s “neck and chest were soaked in blood,” according to a press release. The dog was transported to the Arizona Humane Society’s trauma hospital on Wednesday after spending Tuesday night being stabilized at an overnight clinic. Chest and abdominal x-rays showed the dog had three 1.5 centimeter lacerations. One laceration resulted in a torn trachea, according to the release. The Arizona Humane Society said more than 11,000 animals are treated by its trauma hospital each year. Read full story.
August 10, 2019