Kansas man stabbed dog to death ‘because he was blind’

Authorities in Kansas City, Kansas charged the owner of a dog with animal cruelty after the man stabbed his dog to death. John Caffrey, 43, killed his dog on Tuesday telling neighbors the dog was murdered “because he was blind.”

According to KctvNews, Kansas City Police arrived at Caffrey’s home after a neighbor spotted the man taking the dog into a wooded area behind his home and when he returned the dog was not with him.

On social media, one person gave his opinion:

Not that I’m defending him and I have 3 dogs myself. How old was the dog? What was it’s (sic) health like besides being blind? The last old dog I had to put down cost $100. Maybe he didn’t have the money. Could be other circumstance that this article says nothing about except “To enflame “ people.”

The comment quickly grew more criticism than apologies with most people outraged by anyone taking a companion animal’s life without any regard for the law. Caffrey has been charged with felony cruelty to animals – malicious torturing or killing.

(Photo of man who stabbed his blind dog to death via Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office)

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13 replies
  1. Gizmos Mommy says:

    THIS IS NOT A MAN!!!!! Stop referring to these 2-legged maggot fucks as men. Look at its face – that’s the mug of a tweeker. That mug makes my eyes sore if I look at it for more than a milisecond. I’d hate to see what would happen to a human who was blind who had the misfortune to be near that piece of shit.

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    Stabbing your pet is not the way to put your dog down humanly. How anyone that claims to love their dog could do such a thing is unimaginable to me. I recall a couple of idiots shooting their dogs to “euthanize” them and end their suffering and again, my opinion is this is NOT the way to do it. So what is this POS’s excuse? Blindness it’s self doesn’t constitute murder.

  3. Marni Montanez says:

    The dog’s health or no money has nothing to do with cruelty. This was exceptionally cruel as he betrayed this faithful dog. The dog went through torment before finally dying. This man is a monster.

  4. Pamela Garlisch says:

    This man should be in a mental institution, I hope when he gets old and maybe loses his eyesight that somebody will stab him to death and then he can see how his dog felt. Of course, it will be too late then for him to learn anything. RIP puppy your life did matter.

  5. maxiemom says:

    Yet another dead eyed POS killed his pet for something his helpless pet could not help!

    Then we have SCUMBAGS agreeing with his decision! OMG, what the HELL is wrong with ‘people’?

    Although he is a piece of filth, his dog loved and trusted him. Imagine that the very last thing his dog lived though on this planet is the cruel memory of the very human he loved stabbing him to death!

    Yet his dog will STILL be waiting for him at the Rainbow Bridge, something this vile POS does not deserve.

    I hope, instead, this dead eyed monster rots in Hell, and his dog waters him from heaven while being loved by a real human being.

    • Sheri says:

      His ugly ass makes me wish I could unsee him!!
      Love the picture of the poor blind furbaby watering on him from HEAVEN!!

  6. Adrienne says:

    Whatever caring he had for his dog went out the window when he stabbed his dog to death. If his dog was blind, what must have been going through his mind when he felt that first stab and then continuing stabs until he could breathe no more? Whether he didn’t have the money to pay to have the dog euthanized shouldn’t even be considered since many blind dogs lead a very healthy and happy life. If it bothered him that much that his dog was blind, he should have explained to the vet or even a shelter and be a man and be honest and say you couldn’t handle this type of care for his dog. Own up to it and deal with what people have to say about you. At least this loving dog would still be alive.

  7. J. Martin says:

    Heartless POS .. first we can remove your eyes. The stab you to death because you’re blind. How does that sound .. you FUCK!!!

  8. Red says:

    Stabbing an animal to death is NEVER AN EXCUSE OF ANY KIND!!! You will not kill them on the first stab, so they are going to endure a lot of pain, agony and complete confusion as to why someone they loved is hurting them so badly.
    I pray the idiot who made that comment (and said they have 3 dogs) never has one become old, disabled or ill!!!!!

  9. Nancy Raymond says:

    This crackhead named John Caffery needs a major dose of street justice – I hope there is some predatory inmates in jail who take it upon themselves to teach him a lethal lesson – he is unfit to ever see the light of day again. His vicious cruelty to a dog, much less a blind defenseless one is beyond vile. He desperately needs to be eliminated from this earth – he is nothing but a useless hunk of ripe trash and his mug shot proves it. The dog’s life was MUCH more valuable than this tweaked out loser.

  10. Bunny Peters says:

    Useless POS…… NO excuse for this cruel action……. Please lock this fucking idiot up and lose the keys…… really a waste of resources to keep him alive…… execution would be great!!!!! He will burn in Hell forever for his cruelty. Would love to see him get there soon……. Just can’t fix stupid……..
    The terror and pain that furbaby suffered makes me cry…… Precious treasure, your life was stolen from you (& your life mattered). I am absolutely heartbroken for your trauma & death.

    Please look for MacKitty in Heaven and he will welcome you into his snuggle buddies group. You can RIP amongst his loving friends……..

    BTW: We rescued a blind dog (also all black). He is our precious little treasure. He doesn’t know he’s blind. He plays very well with our other rescue dog and my Mom’s 2 rescue dogs (all much bigger than him).
    Don’t be afraid of blindness. Dogs use their hearing and scent detection senses very effectively!!!!!
    I can assure a potential foster or adopter that blindness really isn’t a big issue……


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