Man arrested for killing service dog

Man accused of stabbing service dog over 100 times

A man in Scottsdale, Arizona, is accused of stabbing a service dog over 100 times. As reported by ABC 15 News, the four-year-old golden retriever was allegedly killed by 27-year-old Jacob Bushkin.

The accused killer is the one who reached out to family members to let them know that his service dog, named Cub, was dead. Family members went to Bushkin’s home on Monday and found the dog’s body in the trash – the body was taken to a veterinarian who discovered multiple stab wounds. The veterinarian reported the situation to the local authorities, and the Arizona Humane Society.

During a necropsy on the dog’s body, over 100 stab wounds were found. Bushkin was arrested on Thursday after a search warrant was obtained and evidence of the crime was found inside of his home. He is facing two felony charges for animal cruelty and killing a service animal.

(Booking photo of accused man via ABC 15 News)

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7 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    Well there was a beautiful service dog totally wasted on this worthless piece of humanity! Why would he do such a thing? I hope he rots in jail and after that in Hell!

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  2. Pamela D says:

    THIS IS ONE HORRIFIC STORY THAT SHOULD INVOLVE INVESTIGATING WHEN RELEASING A SERVICE DOG TO SCUMBAGS. ALL MENTAL CASES GET SERVICE DOGS LIKE THIS POS? THIS DOG WOULD HAVE BEEN ALIVE IF THEY DID A BETTER BACKGROUND CHECK. THIS UGLY MOTHERF***ER DESERVES TO HAVE A KNIFE IN HIS THROAT FOR KILLING THIS POOR DOG.

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  3. Me' says:

    When found guilty, if they even have a trial, I will gladly drive 10hrs to administer the same to him plus 1. RIP CUB! KARMA will find this pos.

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  4. Bunny Peters says:

    Pure Evil…… 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!!!!! This POS should be locked up forever and only leave prison in a pine box….. He will burn in Hell forever for his cruelty. Would love to see him get there soon……. Just can’t “fix” this totally useless POS……..
    RIP Precious Cub…… Your life was stolen from you….. You didn’t deserve to be murdered…… please look for MacKitty in Heaven….. you will be welcome to join his group of snuggle buddies…….. so sorry that you were failed so horribly by humans……..

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  5. Leslie Fredrikson says:

    I live in Phoenix trust and believe I and many others in rescue are going to follow this case very closely. We are all going to contact the sheriff as well as the courts with letters, emails and phone calls to be sure he pays for this horrific crime. Such a sad story

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