Tiny dog stabbed with rusty knife

Tiny dog stabbed with rusty knife

There are 11 comments on the Lenoir News-Topic story from May 7, 2013, titled Tiny dog stabbed with rusty knife. In it, Lenoir News-Topic reports that:

Steve Cardwell was leaving his parents' house about noon Saturday when he heard a woman screaming.

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say what??

Nebo, NC

#1 May 7, 2013
Congrats for saving the dog Steve, job well done..As for the one that stabbed the dog, with alittle hope maybe the same fate will await you someday if we are lucky.. Absolutely no sense in a person abusing an animal and they can not sentence you to a harsh enough sentence to make up for your actions
I agree

Spruce Pine, NC

#2 May 7, 2013
Tiny dog stabbed with rusty knife

Man jailed for felony animal cruelty

May. 07, 2013 @ 08:37 AM

Kim Gilliland

KIM GILLILAND | NEWS-TOPIC A Lenoir man was jailed and charged with animal cruelty for stabbing this Chihuahua mix breed dog five times on Saturday. The dog, named "Mil-Mil," will require surgery to repair its wounds.

LENOIR —

Steve Cardwell was leaving his parents' house about noon Saturday when he heard a woman screaming. The next thing he knew, a man flung a small dog out of a nearby house into the front yard.

“I was walking to the car to take my fiancee to work when I saw a door open and someone slinging the dog about 13 feet up in the air and about 20 feet out into the yard,” Cardwell said.

Cardwell, 18, ran to the 4-year-old Chihuahua mix and found it bleeding heavily.

“When I rolled him over, it seemed to lose blood with every heartbeat,” he said.

Thanks to Cardwell, little Milmil lives, basically held together by a pressure bandage -- essentially a body stocking -- while his wounds heal.

Jessie Clyde Bare, 30, is accused of stabbing the dog at least three times with a rusty knife and has been charged with felony animal cruelty.

Milmil had been adopted from Caldwell County Animal Control by Bare's mother, Polly Moretz of Jason Place.

Brenda Andrews, a neighbor, said that Moretz told her that Bare had found a long, rusty knife two weeks ago and set it on his dresser, and it was that knife that was used to on Milmil.

“She told me he held the dog by its back two legs and began stabbing it,” Andrews said Monday.

Andrews and her husband, Kevin Mawyer, were at the civic center helping out at an event when the incident occurred. It was their son, Cardwell, who rescued Milmil from the yard and called them. They raced home, then took the dog to Lenoir Veterinary Hospital. The vet wasn't available because he was in surgery, so the hospital staff put on a pressure bandage to control the bleeding while Andrews and Mawyer took the dog to the Veterinary Referral Hospital of Hickory. An examination found three deep cuts on the dog’s thorax and abdomen. The wounds were cleaned, and a new bandage was put on. On Monday they had Milmil examined again at Lenoir Veterinary.

Milmil is recovering in a little makeshift bed in Andrews’ bedroom.

Folks who know Bare wonder what could have set him off to attack a tiny dog. He lives with his father but was visiting his mother at the time.

Police say Bare told them why he did it, but they have not disclosed it.

Meanwhile, money is being raised to help pay for Milmil’s veterinary bill. Donations are being collected at All God’s Creatures Great and Small Grooming, Boarding, and Doggie Daycare at 2001 Hickory Blvd. in Lenoir.
Lenoir

Black Mountain, NC

#3 May 7, 2013
What a jerk , get your knife and meet me in an open field I will beat the brakes off you ,BOY !
gail

Black Mountain, NC

#4 May 7, 2013
this jerk better get alot of time for this! He should get stabbed 5 times.
tal

Lenoir, NC

#5 May 7, 2013
[QUOTE who="say what??"]Congrats for saving the dog Steve, job well done..As for the one that stabbed the dog, with alittle hope maybe the same fate will await you someday if we are lucky.. Absolutely no sense in a person abusing an animal and they can not sentence you to a harsh enough sentence to make up for your actions [/QUOTE]What you wanna bet this felony gets pled down to a weaker charge.
say what??

United States

#6 May 7, 2013
tal wrote:
[QUOTE who="say what??"]Congrats for saving the dog Steve, job well done..As for the one that stabbed the dog, with alittle hope maybe the same fate will await you someday if we are lucky.. Absolutely no sense in a person abusing an animal and they can not sentence you to a harsh enough sentence to make up for your actions "

What you wanna bet this felony gets pled down to a weaker charge.
I am sure it will unfortunately. I would also bet this is not his first time abusing an animal, maybe just the first time he got caught. Nothing pis*es me off worse than animal or child abuse, yet the courts fail to do their job when the time comes.
adye

Black Mountain, NC

#7 May 7, 2013
I know the family that rescued the dog, great people. So glad Steve was there to save the little one. God bless u guys. Hope milmil makes a full recovery.
Alicia
Steve

Black Mountain, NC

#8 May 14, 2013
Unfortunately, an animal cruelty charge usually carries up to 1 year in jail. I'm not sure what it is around here, as I'm not familiar with NC criminal law. That's not nearly severe enough though. I think this guy should be stabbed multiple times and left to bleed out. See how he likes it. It would certainly be a lot cheaper on the taxpayers versus locking this dirtbag up for a few years.

“pray pray pray”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#9 May 14, 2013
I know of this bare boy and he has not only harmed animals,he has a terrible meth problem and he has got on peoples cars before and kicked and beat wind shields out he is on meth very very bad and he is a mean spiritued person. he need to never be able to own any animal nor be around any ,he is also dangerous too be in public whe he is high on meth!( his excuses for beating stabbing raping etc) he uses as he was up for weeks on meth and flips out, this boy has severe mental issues and needs to be ordered into a facility for this type of behavior

Since: Nov 08

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#10 May 15, 2013
I remember him when he was growing up. He was a nice, and mostly unobtrusive kid. I thought he always had better manners than his little brother, Dad, and Uncles. Just goes to show you what can happen when you get on drugs, especially Meth.
Donnie

Atlanta, GA

#11 May 15, 2013
GV4L wrote:
I remember him when he was growing up. He was a nice, and mostly unobtrusive kid. I thought he always had better manners than his little brother, Dad, and Uncles. Just goes to show you what can happen when you get on drugs, especially Meth.
Gail gail are you sure you didn't stab this little dog.

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