Vietnam: Pet Dog Repeatedly Stabbed By Neighbor
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Pet ownership is growing in Vietnam, but being a pet owner is difficult because it is a dog and cat eating country, without animal cruelty laws or consequences. Many pet owners live in fear of having their dog or cat stolen for meat, by marauding dog thieves who sell the stolen animals to dog butchers and restaurants for human consumption.
In Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), this pet dog was repeatedly stabbed by a crazed next door neighbor who didn’t want a dog living next door to him, being treated as a pet. The man caused massive injuries to the dog, leaving near-fatal wounds.
The photographs were taken at the local veterinary surgery in Ho Chi Minh City, where the dog was treated. Although alive, the dog now has to fight off infections to regain his health and he will be permanently blind in his right eye.
As well as having his throat slashed open and stabbed in the right eye, the dog also received a deep slash across his right shoulder, which will leave him lame for some time. It is remarkable that the dog survived such a vicious attack from such a brutal human.
Thankfully the dog’s owner acted immediately and took his dog for professional medical help. I will follow this story and bring an update of this dog, when possible.
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