Crime

KCK man charged with animal cruelty in stabbing death of blind dog

John D. Caffrey
John D. Caffrey Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office

A Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged with animal cruelty after his dog was stabbed to death Tuesday night.

John D. Caffrey was charged in Wyandotte County District Court with a felony count of animal cruelty.

Kansas City, Kan., police said they were called Tuesday night to the 2200 block of South 22nd Street by concerned neighbors.

Witnesses told officers that they saw a man with a knife in his hand walking into a wooded area with the dog, a Corgi mix who was reportedly blind.

They reported hearing the dog yelp several times, and then saw the owner walking back from the woods without the dog.

Caffrey, 43, was taken into custody at the scene.

He remained in the Wyandotte County Detention Center Thursday. His bond was set at $10,000.

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