'What is happening in Sunderland?' - disgust after dog stabbed in the neck is put to sleep

People have reacted with sadness and disgust after a dog had to be put to sleep after being stabbed in the neck.

Monday, 10th September 2018, 15:51 pm
Updated Monday, 10th September 2018, 16:02 pm

He was taken for emergency vet treatment and received care for a week. But sadly the wounds were so severe he had to be put to sleep.

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Echo readers reacted with shock at the news, which followed on from the deaths of two horses - one stabbed, on killed in a deliberate fire - last week.

Steven Rowan said: "Sunderland is getting a sick place with animal cruelty now horses killed and dogs getting stabbed. Sick people in this world."

Emma Ford said: "What the hell is going on? That's the second grizzly animal killing I've read in the Echo just today! Sunderland is not a very pleasant place to live any more it seems."

Julie Strydom said: "What the hell is wrong with people?? Things are getting worse. Scary world we are raising our kids in."

Joanne Gordon said: "What is happening in this town lately??? Murders, rapes, horses and dogs killed!! This is out of hand!"

Kat Errington said: "What is wrong with people ???? I am ashamed to be human at times !!!!!"

Joyce Spencer said: "Time to get a grip in Sunderland. Too much knife crime."

Ashleigh Hughes said: "Sunderland is getting really bad, such horrible evil people to do something like that."

Rexanna Pattinson said: "Wish I didn’t read that. How unnecessary. Poor harmless animal."

Jean Mitchell Wynd said: "It's scary out , poor defenceless dog. Why oh why."