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Chloe, stabbed seven times, now lives with vet

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Eight months after she was stabbed seven times with a steak knife, Chloe the Shih Tzu lives in a new and happy home with a veterinarian who works at the animal hospital where she was treated for her injuries.

“…She certainly hasn’t let it get her down,” said Abby Dunlap, of Vienna, Va., who took the patient home after it was decided her previous owner shouldn’t get her back.

The three-year-old dog, formerly known as Coco, was living with her owner in  Southeast D.C. when the owner’s brother, claiming the dog was Satan, stabbed her seven times, according to the Washington Times

Miraculously, no vital organs were hit, and Chloe, after being stitched and bandaged, recovered.

Police took her to  the animal hospital, where it was discovered that, miraculously, the knife had not hit any vital  organs.

“She was very lucky,” said Scott  Giacoppo, a spokesman for the Washington Humane Society.  ”…I’ve seen animals stabbed, beaten, set on fire and discarded like trash.  It’s horrible. But we  get stories like Chloe’s and it brings a smile to our faces that we can make a  difference.”

Dunlap said she and her husband had just lost their own dog when they volunteered to foster Chloe.

“It took a little bit of time for me to trust her and figure out if we wanted to keep her.”

But now Chloe has bonded — with Dunlap, her husband, their children and other dogs in the neighborhood, she says.

(Photo: Washington Times)

Comments

Comment from AJP
Time June 18, 2013 at 11:34 pm

“It took a little bit of time for me to trust her and figure out if we wanted to keep her.”? really?! thats the vet talking — the little lap dog was STABBED and abused but the vet needs time to “trust her”? Wow, what a selfish pig. maybe she shouldnt keep that dog

Comment from CJH
Time October 1, 2013 at 12:27 pm

AJP–I think you are WAY off base with your comment. It says that the vet has children. As a mother, I would be worried about how an animal that suffered such horrific abuse would react around my small child, and I am sure that is what she meant by her comment. Not a selfish pig, just a good Mom.

Comment from Chloe Antonio
Time November 16, 2013 at 11:11 am

Man this is horrible. Stabbing a dog, it’s just so insane!

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