Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. Dogs

Dog tries to defend guardian and is stabbed to death

See also

A South Chicago man is behind bars after he allegedly attacked a woman and killed her dog, reported Sunday's Chicago Tribune.

According to records, on Friday night 36-year-old Raymond A. Rodgers was engaged in a heated argument with a woman that he lives with; just before he allegedly tried to hit the woman, her dog began barking and tried to intervene on his guardian's behalf.

In response, Rodgers allegedly pulled out a knife and proceeded to stab the dog to death.

Before dying, the faithful dog managed to bite his guardian's attacker, who fled from the scene after the dog died.

Rodgers' attempt to seek medical treatment for the bite wound led to his arrest on Saturday.

Rodgers is facing charges for domestic battery and criminal damage to property - a charge related to the death of the dog.

Continue reading: Handsome purebred dog at animal control with no photo to help him go home

If you would like to continue receiving the latest animal related news, tips and advice, please click the "Subscribe" icon which is located near the top, left portion of this column. It is free and anonymous to sign up.

Follow the National Dog News Examiner on Facebook and Twitter!

I am human, if you see a typo, please let me know. Questions, comments or story ideas can be emailed to Please note - due to the heavy volume of emails received, I am unable to respond to each and every request, but they are all appreciated!



  • Randy Travis
    Randy Travis returns with 'Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am' in August
    Today's Buzz
  • Alternative medicine
    Alternative medicine: Remedies to make the bugs in your body go away for good
    7 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    10 Photos
  • Back to school
    These 10 items are sure winners on your back-to-school shopping trip
    12 Photos
  • Izabel Goulart
    Izabel Goulart walks the runway with Studio F at Colombia Moda
    19 Photos
  • Ombre' technique
    Go for the gusto: What ombre' technique are you?
    5 Photos