21-year-old Sophie Davison from Sunderland, England, returned home from visiting her grandmother at the hospital.
When she opened the door, her 13-year-old Boxer-Mastiff mix, Tia, came running across the room toward her, which was unusual since she is very old with skin cancer and isn’t something she normally does.
That’s when Davison got to the kitchen and discovered her beloved 11-year-old Yorkshire Terrier mix, Pippin, lying on the floor in a pool of his own blood. She quickly touched him to check on him, but he was already dead and cold and stiff to the touch.
Davison immediately called the police, who say Pippin’s injuries were caused by a knife. Davison says police have retrieved a possible weapon from the back lane.
The case is considered an aggravated battery, although nothing was stolen from the home. There were also no signs of a break-in, which has left Davison feeling extremely uneasy, especially since she has a seven-month-old son.
“I am just hoping that sheds some light on who may have done this, I need to know,” Davison told The Sun. “I don’t understand how anyone can do such a horrific thing to an elderly dog who didn’t have a bad bone in his body.”
Police are investigating the situation and hope to find the suspect who committed this heinous act. If you have any information, please contact the Northumbria Police Department.