When most people think about animal abuse, their minds usually start with idea of a dog locked up outside in the scorching hot or freezing cold without any food, or some kind of dog in a fighting ring where pit bulls are raised to viciously attack one another.
The truth is, there are tons of animals that are being abused by people everyday who aren’t actually intending to do anything wrong.
Animal cruelty includes but is not limited to abuse, neglect, animal testing, misinformation and sheer ignorance.
A Florida man miffed that his girlfriend’s dog would “always take her side in arguments” stabbed the Boxer Lab mix to death to even the score, officials said.
Mike Lado, 26, is facing an animal cruelty charge following the incident, which allegedly began over an argument spurred on by a lengthy drinking binge. During the argument, Blue, the dog, was sitting next to his owner, Lado’s girlfriend.
After the argument, Blue slipped out of his collar and followed Lado into the kitchen, where cops say Lado stabbed the dog with a large butcher knife.
Lado’s girlfriend said the dog did not approach Lado aggressively, however, she said Blue was barking and growling at him.
In the arrest report, detectives wrote there was blood on the doors at the end of the hallway, as if Blue was trying to get through the doors in an attempt to get away from Lado, Fox 47 reported.
Blue later bled out and Lado was arrested on Wednesday.
Lado is being held on $5,000 bond in the Lee County Jail.