A Renton, Washington man is currently being held in custody in lieu of $75,000 bail after authorities claim he stabbed his dog more than a dozen times and burned his pet rabbit alive. The five-year-old black Labrador retriever, named Lola, is alive and is currently recovering from surgery on reported deputies from the King County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday morning.
According to Q13Fox News, on October 20, deputies responded to the home of Christopher McCabe, 37, after his estranged wife reported seeing photos of the family dog in a bathtub covered in blood posted on Instagram. Deputies found Lola in the bathtub and stated she appeared to have been stabbed on her face, legs and body with a pitchfork and a knife which had been attached to a flagpole. In the backyard, authorities found the family’s pet rabbit had been burned to death in a fire pit in the backyard.
Lola was rushed to the Blue Pearl Veterinary Hospital where she underwent surgery.
When authorities caught up to McCabe, he was reported not to have shown any remorse; telling deputies that “God had given him insight and that dogs contained evil spirits and referenced a scripture in the Bible – Matthew 8:31 which is when Jesus cast demons out of man and into a herd of pigs.”
McCabe has been charged with two counts of first degree animal cruelty.
(Photos of Renton man arrested and photos of Lola via screenshots from Fox and Instagram)
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