A dog owner was charged with cruelty to animals after stabbing his bulldog.
When police arrived at 1061 Dixwell Ave. at 12:30 Wednesday afternoon, police found an 8-month-old bulldog lying in blood in the driveway of the home, Sgt. Anthony Diaz said. Officers also found a silver-colored folding knife with a blade of about 3 inches with blood on it, lying just feet from the animal, Diaz said.
The owner of the dog, Alexander Bernard, 25, of 257 Sheffield Ave., New Haven, was arrested at the scene and charged with cruelty to animals.
Animal Control officers responded to the scene and transported the dog, named Princess, to the North Haven Animal Hospital to be treated for her injuries. She is listed in stable condition.
The reason for the stabbing could not immediately be determined