Family devastated after their dog was killed by neighbor with samurai sword

Spread the love
Get email updates when we post

Police are investigating a disturbing animal cruelty situation in Gillingham, United Kingdom which left a family’s beloved pet dog hacked to death by a neighbor wielding a samurai sword. An English bulldog had wandered from the backyard where he lived to a nearby house where he was attacked.

According to the Sun, the property where the dog was hacked, looked “like a bloodbath” after the neighbor attacked the dog named Dave with the sword severing the dog’s spine, chopping off his back leg and tearing open his stomach. Veterinarians had to humanely euthanize Dave. Vicki Oram, the dog’s owner,  tearfully described what happened:

“My daughter Jade had just come home from work, and she was in the garden with the two dogs playing with them. She came inside but left the dogs out in the garden. The next thing she heard was screaming and our dog’s name being shouted.”

Shocked by the circumstances, Vicki continued:

“She couldn’t see Dave in our garden, and she went running around but they wouldn’t let her in. Dave had got under our fence; their door must have been open and he ran inside their house. Jade said when she got in there she called him and he recognized she was there, but he was lying in a pool of blood.”

The family rushed the dog to the vet, but the injuries he suffered were too severe to even hope for his recovery.

Four years prior, Dave had attacked a dog belonging to the neighbor, but since then the families had agreed not to let their dogs out at the same time. Vicki described her dog that she adopted in 2012 as a sweet dog who loved people. The police arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of causing criminal damage. He is currently free on bond.

“This is a shocking incident and we are very distressed to hear about the death of this dog,” stated RSPCA spokesperson Katya Mira. “At this stage the police are investigating into what happened, but we have given them animal welfare advice and are offering any support they may need from us.”

Rest in peace Dave. Vicki also has another dog named Lily. The family fosters dogs for the Absolute Bull Terrier Trust.

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.


17 replies
  1. pennysdachshund says:

    Sounds to Me like the Neighbor is a Crazy Bastard!!! Also the foster family ( whose daughter left the dogs unattended in the Yard FULL WELL KNOW ABOUT THE PROBLEM WITH THAT NEIGHBOR IS VERY IRESPONSIBLE!!!!!!!

  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    That samurai sword should be shoved so far up that friggin’ neighbor’s ass until he choked on it. If that were my dog, I’d be in jail but that neighbor would never take another breath.

  3. Kathleen Drude says:

    This is a horrific crime committed by a lunatic! The dog attacked their dog one time? Ok, so you come and get the owner of the dog you live next door to! You don’t take a sword and hack the dog up! This thing needs to be put away for a very long time! Good nite Dave in pain you left this world! In renewal you now feel the sun on you! You run and play plenty of food and water! Good Night Dave!

  4. maxiemom says:

    So Dave attacked his dog, and this despicable POS decided to murder Dave with a Samurai sword in revenge the first chance he got? That rat bastard needs to have the sword used on HIM! There is no excuse for what he did. NONE.

    • Daniel Clarkson says:

      What, and let the taxpayers take care of him for the remainder of his life? He deserves what he did to the dog, hacked to death with that same Samurai sword. He’s nothing but an oxygen waster, and a cruel ar5ehole.

  5. Cynthia Como says:

    OMG! I’m horrified! What a psychopath! I never,never,ever leave my three dogs outside alone! As much as I hate standing out in the cold or rain with them when they need to potty, I’m way too uneasy about them being outside by themselves! This creep is a clear danger to all living things, including people!

  6. Anna says:

    Disgusting person, this person called Dave, should have his photo of his face everywhere for a crime he committed to. The laws need to change and all criminals should have their face shamed on the internet. Find out his name and lets slaughter him together!! R.I.P

  7. Bunny Peters says:

    OMG: WTF is wrong with people???

    This is absolutely disgusting. How can anyone be so callous and cruel?

    Why not simply call next door and/or return their dog (& complain to the neighbor personally)?

    It’s not the dog’s fault that the daughter was irresponsible, knew about the family’s agreement with these batshit crazy neighbors and ignored her responsibilities……. She should feel guilty for the rest of her life (& chant: I would have, I could have, I should have, but I didn’t)………

    This useless shitbag POS should be locked up forever (& lose the keys please). Only leave prison in a pine box….. He has a reserved spot in Hell where he will burn forever for his cruelty……. hope he gets there ASAP after dying alone, afraid, in horrible pain (& worst of all) unloved………

    RIP precious treasure, your life mattered and we hope you get justice……. please look for MacKitty in Heaven and you can RIP amongst loving snuggle buddies….


Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *