July 17, 2014 3:52 pm

UPDATE: Surrey RCMP ask for help in finding a dog stabbing suspect

VANCOUVER – RCMP are looking for a suspect in connection with a stabbing of a dog in Surrey in April.

“Spirit,” a 3.5-year-old Belgium Shepherd, was stabbed 12 to 15 times and suffered multiple wounds to his face and head.

He had to undergo extensive surgery, resulting in a $1,400 vet bill.

Surrey RCMP say on April 28, a man took a shortcut through a property located on 127 Street and 58 Avenue. He was confronted by Spirit and an ‘altercation’ took place between them.

The dog’s owner says she heard her dog bark and then saw the suspect swinging a knife and stabbing her dog.

When she screamed at the suspect to stop, he jumped over the fence and fled.

After speaking with witnesses and viewing surveillance footage in the area, police now believe the suspect is a white male in his late 20’s to early 30’s with a medium build and dark hair, wearing a checkered shirt, backpack and jeans with a rip near the knee area.

suspect

Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

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