A Lehigh Acres, Florida man fatally stabbed his girlfriend’s dog for always “taking her side” during arguments states the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Mike M. Lado, 26, was arrested on Wednesday and faces animal cruelty charges for the stabbing death of a Boxer and Labrador mix named Blue.
According to WinkNews, Lado had returned home intoxicated early Wednesday morning and began arguing with his live-in girlfriend. Blue had been sitting next to the women, and five minutes after the couple ended their fight, the dog had slipped his collar and followed Lado into the kitchen. The dog’s owner told authorities at no time did Blue even approach Lado nor did the dog show any aggression. She did say, however the dog barked and growled at Lado when he came towards the dog with a large butcher knife and stabbed her pet twice.
In a FoxNews report, the heartbreaking trail of Blue’s last minutes of life could be followed by the blood splattered path beginning with the pool of blood in the kitchen. The trail of blood lead down the hallway; blood on the doors at the end of the hallway indicated Blue tried desperately to escape from his attacker, but when he had lost too much blood, collapsed and died on the floor against the door he tried to push open.
A necropsy will be done on the dog to determine the exact cause of death. Lado remains in jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond.
Rest in peace Blue.
(Photos of man stabs dog for “taking her side” via Wink News screenshots)
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