Man arrested for allegedly stabbing dog multiple times and leaving animal to die

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In Irving, Texas, police arrested the man allegedly seen stabbing a dog to death on surveillance video. The disturbing footage showed the man  repeatedly stabbing the dog after he tied his pet to a dumpster behind a local business last month. On Friday, Joseph Ray Schell, 60 was charged with Cruelty to Non-livestock Animals.Joseph Schell 2

According to the Star Telegram,  Schell, 60, has been identified as the man seen in a surveillance video. The video had been widely distributed, and according to Irving police, helped to identify the suspect. The disturbing incident occurred on February 26 near West Irving Boulevard. Irving police spokesman James McLellan stated the footage clearly showed Schell and the three-year-old pit bull walking together as if they were both going for a walk – the dog did not appear to have done anything that may have provoked the man  to repeatedly and brutally stab him.

“He seems fairly calculated and almost like some forethought went into this and some planning,” McLellan said.

A reward of $5,000 had been offered by the DFW Humane Society for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible. Schell is being held in the Irving City Jail.

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Photo of man accused of stabbing dog courtesy of Irving Police Department.

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17 replies
    • Nancy Raymond says:

      Perfect solution – why waste taxpayer dollars on this bastard – a bullet or a trip thru a wood chipper is a viable solution.

  1. Cynthia Como says:

    I’m thrilled that this cruel,vicious dog killer had been arrested,but I’m also sure he will get a slap on the wrist like all disgusting,cruel,vicious animal killers do! For the life of me I will never,ever understand why the judicial system and our law makers seem to find it offensive to enact and enforce good,meaningful protection laws for animal cruelty! The good and decent people of our country DO NOT want these sickening, brutal assholes to go unpunished and the go back out into society to continue this horror,they need to be taken out of society and punished! Until government on all levels(local,state and federal) take a stance and say” NO MORE ” we will never,ever begin to put a dent in this most despicable crime! Government and the court system ALWAYS sides with the criminal and in essence condones these brutal crimes! To not approiately punish the crime of animal cruelty is THE SAME AS COMMITTING THE CRIME THEMSELVES! Maybe if these scum bags knew they would be harshly punished they might think twice about putting their freedom at risk and not repeat these brutal crimes! The indifference of our law makers and our court system is out and out appealing,and as we all know people who abuse and kill animals also engage in and commit other horrible crimes! WHY?WHY?WHY? I thought our government was suppose to be our voice and fight for what “we the people” want……..WHAT A JOKE THAT IS!!! Our lawmakers are all about supporting,behind the scenes,special interest groups and the vote to enact new laws goes to the highest bidder and not to what “we the people” want to see happen! For every law maker and every judge who continue to deny good protection laws for companion animals have NO FREAKING business owning pets themselves! To deny the protection of animals from mindless cruel abusers and then go home to love and adore their own pets is SICKENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    GOOD! I’m glad they found this POS and I hope they give him a punishment worth of what he did. Might I suggest stabbing and tying him to a dumpster? Oh can’t do that can we, humans don’t get that kind of punishment, just poor innocent dogs! May he rot in jail!

  3. Kathleen Drude says:

    Rage! Anger! Hate! This is why I hate human beings! When I see someone who has done this there are just no words!


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