Dog Stabbed 20 Times…. and Survives


Article Updated on March 7th

Dog Stabbed 20 Times Now Stable

Roxy, a dog who was allegedly stabbed 20 times February 28, is in stable condition today and is now expected to make a full recovery. Her owner is currently in a women’s shelter where pets are prohibited. An acquaintance of the owner allegedly committed the horrific act. The person is now in custody and being charged with aggravated animal cruelty – which is a felony in the State of Georgia.

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Roxy with the veterinarian, Kevin Winkler, who successfully removed the knife tip from her throat.

Roxy was picked up from an animal emergency clinic by LifeLine Animal Project’s Fulton County Animal Services (FCAS) in Georgia on Monday and taken to an animal hospital for surgery to remove the tip of a knife from her jaw. Since Roxy didn’t initially respond well under anesthesia, LifeLine moved her to another veterinary hospital, where veterinarians successfully removed the knife tip. Over 100 surgical staples later, Roxy is starting her road to recovery.

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Roxy’s X-rays reveal 20 stab wounds

LifeLine Animal Project Raising Funds to Cover Veterinary Bills

“We are grateful for the employees at LifeLine’s Fulton County Animal Services who work tirelessly to ensure that Roxy and animals like her have the chance at life that they deserve,” said Rebecca Guinn, CEO of LifeLine Animal Project.

We have been informed by LifeLine that Roxy will be discharged from Georgia Veterinary Services on Friday. She has been released by her owner to LifeLine Animal Project.

About LifeLine Animal Project

Founded in 2002, LifeLine Animal Project is a nonprofit organization providing lifesaving solutions to end the killing of healthy and treatable animals in county shelters, promote animal welfare and prevent pet overpopulation in metro Atlanta. As the managing organization for DeKalb County Animal Services and Fulton County Animal Services, LifeLine has dramatically increased adoption rates and decreased euthanasia rates by more than half at both shelters. The organization also operates two low-cost spay/neuter clinics, which have performed 80,000 surgeries to date, and its own rehabilitative, no-kill shelter. Other outreach efforts include its Catlanta trap-neuter-return program, the first and largest in metro Atlanta, for stray and feral cats. For more information, please visit

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At LifeLine your support saves lives, plain and simple. All of our lifesaving services are made possible by your donations. Veterinary care, spay/neuter surgery, food, shelter, information and assistance, adoptions, love and care – your generosity makes it all happen. LifeLine Animal Project and YOU make the difference to animals in need. We cannot do it without you! Donate today and be a hero to a homeless pet!

On behalf of the animals, thank you for your kindness.

WagBrag’s co-founder, Russ Boles, has a deep history in animal rescue and welfare. For the past 12 years, Russ has served in various roles with Atlanta-based animal advocacy organizations focused on rescue, training and education. In addition, Russ led a local rescue volunteer team into New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, assisting in efforts to rescue and care for stranded animals. This experience changed his life, and animal rescue and advocacy will always be a part of everything he does.