PHOENIX — A Redbone Hound named "Copper" is up for adoption after recovering from a stabbing.
The Arizona Humane Society says Copper almost lost his life after being stabbed at least three times by his owner.
On July 9, an AHS EMT responded to a scene and found three-year-old Copper covered in blood and three lacerations to his body.
ABC15 reported the suspect's arrest at the time of the crime. The suspect says he stabbed Copper because he was "chasing people outside the house."
Copper was treated and suffered nerve damage during his recovery, but is now fully healthy, AHS said.
Copper is now available for adoption at AHS’ Sunnyslope Campus, 1311 W. Hatcher Rd.
AHS says this is a good example of why the passing of a new animal abuse law increasing the severity of charges is so important. House Bill 2671 goes into effect August 25.
AHS says they are over capacity with hospital cases and adoptable pets, caring for nearly 1,400 animals. On Friday, August 9, and Saturday, August 10, AHS will waive adoption fees on all adoptable pets in an effort to create space for additional sick and injured pets.