Family dog stabbed in front yard

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Roswell police are looking for the person who stabbed a family pet right in front of it’s home over the weekend.

The family thinks it was a random attack and that’s left a lot of people scared.

Just shortly after 9 p.m. Friday police say someone ran into Kathryn Horton’s front-yard and stabber her 2-year-old pit bull, Leann, twice in the stomach.

“They look like dagger wounds like somebody had a big dagger,” said Horton.

Horton says she immediately called for help, but didn’t have the money to take the dog to the vet and have her Leann’s gashes stitched back together.

“She was crying she cried all night with pain,” said Horton. “All I could do was give her some antibiotic that I had prescribed to myself because I didn’t know what else to do.”

Horton says she cleaned Leann’s stab wounds herself. She even used household glue to force the cuts closed.

“It hurts. It hurts to see her like that because she’s my baby,” said Horton.

Leann seems to be on the road to recover, but Horton says she’s still concerned for her animal’s life and her own.

“I feel fear for our lives because what if he would have come and stabbed one of us,” she said.

Roswell police say the suspect fled the scene on a mountain-bike and was wearing all dark clothing.

Police say this is the second family dog that’s been stabbed in Roswell since Aug.

They didn’t catch anyone in the other case. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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