Elderly dog stabbed during crime spree to be released from hospital

Henry. Photo: GoFundMe
Henry. Photo: GoFundMe

A MAN involved in a three-car crash has been charged with a string of offences including animal cruelty after he allegedly stabbed a deaf, elderly dog.

The dog, a 15-year-old Jack Russell cross named Henry, received treatment at The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University.

In a Facebook post this afternoon, Henry’s family announced that his operation had gone well.

He is expected to be released from the hospital tomorrow.

Henry’s “dad” Steve Reid also took to Freo Massive to thank everyone for their support and generosity.

“As you can imagine my thoughts on society yesterday were at a very low ebb but each time I read another well wish (sic) from you lot it took another step up and I/we are eternally grateful for them,” he wrote.

“To everyone involved from the young girl that let me use her phone to ring my wife to the WA Police Force for their diligence in finding Hen and compassion thereafter, to the staff and vets at Murdoch Animal Hospital for righting the wrongs and last but by no means least to my daughter¬†Jaimy Claire Heywood¬†for just getting sh*t done, thank you.”

Henry will be getting home soon. Picture: GoFundMe

Police say the man who allegedly stabbed Henry was driving a stolen car on Sunday afternoon when it collided with two others at the intersection of the Stirling and Canning highways.

It’s alleged he produced a knife and threatened members of the public before fleeing in another stolen car with the elderly dog inside.

The 24-year-old was arrested soon after with the dog, which was injured in the incident and taken to a vet for treatment.

The man was charged with two counts of stealing a motor vehicle, two counts of endangering life and one count of animal cruelty.

He will appear in Fremantle Magistrates Court today.

A GoFundMe page has been set-up to help pay for Henry’s vet bills.

Henry. Photo: GoFundMe