PHOENIX — A dog is fighting for his life at a Phoenix animal hospital after being stabbed and left for dead by his owner.
Phoenix police report that on Tuesday afternoon Andrian Aligiun, 26, stabbed his dog and left him at his home near 35th Avenue and Roeser Road.
Police say the dog was taken to the Arizona Humane Society's Second Chance Animal Hospital with life-threatening injuries to his throat.
Aliguan was located and arrested the next day. He reportedly told police that the dog was chasing people outside the house, so he brought it into the home where he, "stabbed it and killed it."
Police say the knife he used was recovered at the scene.
He was arrested for animal cruelty.