An alleged school teacher has been detained for stabbing and injuring a dog in the middle of the street of Ano Neapoli, in Nikaia suburb of Piraeus. The dog suffered injuries in the lung and underwent surgery in the municipality shelter, his health condition is critical and the next few days are crucial.
The stabbed dog after the surgery conducted by four veterinarians.
Ο μικρός πριν μια ώρα ξύπνησε και έφαγε !! Να γίνεις γρήγορα καλά αθώο μου πλάσμα !!🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/nMoPh1v6bH
— Fay Pan 🐾🐾 (@faiaki576) October 14, 2020
The brutal incident took place on Tuesday morning,
According to eyewitness and video footage, the perpetrator was half laying on the street asphalt, had locked the head of a big white dog with one arm and was fiercely stabbing the poor animal with a knife. A second man was beating the dog with a metal baton.
The dog was had half passed out due to immense blood loss but the perpetrator kept stabbing him.
A second man, apparently a neighbor, was beating the dog on the head with an iron broomstick.
An eyewitness told Skai TV that they two men did not stop abusing the dog until they were hit by some passersby.
Video footage from the abuse was posted by an animal welfare group “Scared strays of Nikaia.”
Attention: the video has sensitive content!
The police reportedly arrived at the scene after two phone calls.
When police arrived, the second man threw the stick and walked away, saying he did not know anything about the incident, while the stabber put the knife in his pocket and went home.
He was followed by police officers and claimed he was not aware why they looked for him.
His wife, an elementary school teacher in the area, claimed that this “dirty dog” had attacked her husband, even though she was not at the scene during the dog’s stabbing.
Police officers persuaded the perpetrator to follow them at the police station.
An ambulance from the shelter clinic picked up the dog who did not react even when the paramedics pressed on his wounds to stop the bleeding.
Νίκαια: Καθηγητής μαχαίρωνε με μανία σκύλο στη μέση του δρόμου pic.twitter.com/RZI9mA7X3L
— SKAI.gr (@skaigr) October 13, 2020
Eyewitnesses said that the dog appeared in the neighborhood in the morning, he had a blue leash, looked frightened and was not aggressive but extremely friendly to people.
Ultimately, it turned out that the dog has an owner and a home and ρun away from the house yard during the heavy storm on Tuesday morning, when his owner went outside to fix something. The owner had posted on social media that his dog was missing after the storm.
According to abuser’s neighbors, the perpetrator had often threatened animal lovers and had also filed a lawsuit against them for feeding stray animals, something that is not illegal.
Skai reported that after police arrived, the perpetrator threatened the eyewitnesses saying: “I always have a knife on me because I have bad neighbors and I have to be careful.”
Meanwhile, police arrested the perpetrator as well as the second man and brought to prosecutor on Wednesday, as they were caught within the legal time frame of 48 hours after the crime. They will be tried at 2:00 pm tomorrow, Thursday, October 15. A crowd of animal lovers outside the court reportedly booed the two animal abusers.
The dog owner has been found, people posted on social media, and is to use all legal means against the two 53- and 60-year-old men who injured his dog.
Crucial 48 hours for the dog….
According to animal welfare website zoosos.gr, the dog owner was also arrested for “bodily harm” because the two dog abusers claimed that the dog had attacked them.
Accoridng to reports, following the surgery the dog was able to stand on his legs and even ate something,
The Panhellenic Animal Welfare and Environmental Protection Federation has reportedly wrote to Education Minister Niki Kerameos urging her fire the perpetrator. However, the Minister said that there is no evidence that he is a hired teacher.
It turns that the abuser, who is also owner to a boxer dog, works as a private tutor.
The Federation has also asked authorities for severe punishment of the two dog abusers as well as for the creation of a legislative framework that could scared animal abusers.
In majority of cases animal abusers go into court, they get suspended sentences.
On social media, the perpetrator’s name and home address have been published.
The animal abuse took place just a week after a 55-year-old worker at the Public Power Company on Crete brutally castrated his young dog for he wanted to play with him.
PS Part of this Greek society is getting sicker and sicker…. and these two incidents are just the top of a horrying iceberg of animal abuses in the country.