Arizona man accused of stabbing service dog more than 100 times

Man Accused of Fatally Stabbing Service Dog Over 100 Times

An Arizona man is behind bars after police said he stabbed his service dog at least 100 times, killing the golden retriever.

According to KNXV-TV, Jacob Bushkin, 27, of Scottsdale, was arrested last week and charged with animal cruelty and killing a service animal.

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On Feb. 25, Bushkin reportedly called his family to say the 4-year-old dog, Cub, had died. Relatives went to the home and discovered Cub's body in the garbage, police said.

Relatives took the body to a local vet, who called police after determining that the dog had suffered multiple stab wounds and a sliced throat, KNXV reported.

Bushkin was jailed on $300,000 bond, the Arizona Republic reported.