After being stabbed multiple times by a woman on Chicago’s Northwest Side earlier this week, a dog is recovering at home with his family.
After the dog was injured, the Garrido Stray Foundation asked the community on Facebook to help cover the Chihuahua’s vet bills.
According to the foundation, over 250 donations were received, which will not only cover the Chihuahua’s bills, but will also help other victims of animal abuse.
“He is happy to be home and is recovering surrounded by his loving family,” the Garrido Stray Foundation said on Facebook.
A woman has been charged with stabbing the dog while it was out for a walk with a teenage girl on Monday afternoon.
Jeanette Olivo, 61, stopped to talk to a 15-year-old girl who was walking her 12-year-old dog, Bebe, outside her apartment building in the 6600 block of West Irving Park Road around 3:15 p.m., according to officials.
Olivo then ran towards the dog and stabbed it with a knife, according to police. According to court documents, the girl attempted to flee with Bebe, but Olivo pursued them and stabbed the dog several more times.
Olivo fled the scene and was apprehended one block away, according to police.
Bebe was seriously injured and had surgery to treat the various stab wounds.
Olivo of Portage Park was charged with aggravated animal cruelty and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.