Man slashes throat of neighbor’s dog after attack on his puppy

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A Riverside, California man was arrested on Saturday and faces animal cruelty charges for allegedly slitting a neighbor’s dog’s throat after it attacked and killed his ten-month-old poodle puppy. According to LosAngeles CBS, Rudy Jesus Barajas was taken into custody pending a further investigaton.

The tragic events began to unfold on Saturday morning when the owner of a two-year-old pit bull mix came out of her house located on Hollyhock Lane and saw her dog holding a neighbor’s puppy in its mouth by the neck. Barajas and two other neighbors were able to wrestle the puppy free, however the situation did not get resolved when authorities should have been immediately contacted. Instead, Barajas dragged the dog, named Devo, to his house down the street, brought him into the kitchen and slashed the dog’s throat.

Devo escaped and ran back to his home where he collapsed in front of his owner. Sadly Devo died on the way to the veterinary hospital.

Relatives told police the poodle was on his property when Devo entered the yard and attacked. Barajas also contended the dog tried to bite him.

Although California law states residents are allowed to protect their property and themselves when their pets are attacked, officials have decided stabbing  Devo wasn’t necessary since he had already released Spanky; dragging Devo back to his home and slitting his throat were also not deemed defensive actions. The poodle puppy named Spanky later died as a result of her injuries.

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11 replies
  1. Linda Szymoniak says:

    Two dogs dead because they were failed by humans. The dog in question should never have been allowed to run free – they would never have gone into the neighbor’s yard and attacked the small dog. RIP, sweet dogs. This is just too sad.

  2. Dee says:

    And this why i have always said all dogs should be on a leash. And if you have a dog that runs out the door when u open the door. Put the dog on a leash before u open your door and make sure leash is securly attached to your hand

  3. maxiemom says:

    SCUMBAG!!!! My neighbor’s dog hates one of mine, and wants to kill her every single time he comes over. If I weren’t vigilant that dog would have dug under the fence and probably killed her by now, and probably would have killed my other one just for good measure. Would I blame the dog? NO! I’d blame the fat bitch who owns him and who didn’t bother to watch him to begin with. He wouldn’t listen to me in the beginning, and that fat cow wouldn’t come out of the house no matter how many times I called for her. If you think I’d kill her dog, think again. If you think I’d take HER apart, you’d be right. The idiot should have blamed the owner of the dog whose dog got out, NOT the dog. I HATE PEOPLE!!!!

  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    So why were these dogs running loose? Had they been properly contained and supervised, none of this would have happened. As it is, two innocent lives are gone. Shame on these owners, and my condolences to the both of them for the loss of their dogs.


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