- Nebraska, Red Willow County, USA -
Thanks to a citizen report, two innocent dogs have been rescued and 29-year-old JAMES A. WAGNER has been arrested. (I put a Paw Tattoo on his forehead to indicate that he is an Animal Abuser).
On Tuesday, February 18, Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) received a call about a man covered in blood who was walking with two dogs along a county road.
When officers arrived, they found WAGNER and only one dog.
The dog, a brindle Pit bull, was taken to the Humane Society in McCook, and the man was taken to the Connection homeless shelter in North Platte.
The next day, Wednesday, February 19, (NSP) received a call about a severely injured dog near McCook.
Troopers discovered the dog had been stabbed and they immediately took him to the Red Willow Animal Clinic.
The furbaby sustained more than 15 stab wounds and underwent emergency surgery which lasted more than two hours but it did save the pup’s life.
An anonymous Christian donor from Colorado covered the medical costs.
After the discovery of this injured dog, WAGNER was sought on a charge of animal cruelty.
He was located Thursday, February 20, at the Lincoln County Jail, where he had been lodged for shoplifting.
Red Willow prosecutors charged WAGNER with animal cruelty and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony.
A multi-tool with what appeared to be dried blood on it was found in his backpack when he was booked into the jail.
The tool is believed to be the weapon used to mutilate the furbaby.
WAGNER remains in jail, held on a $50,000 bond, according to the Lincoln County sheriff’s office.
Both dogs will be put up for adoption through the McCook Humane Society if they are not claimed.