Puppy stabbed more than 20 times survives attack; police looking for man who did it

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Police are looking for the man accused of stabbing a pit bull puppy 20 times before throwing the dog into the woods. Police obtained a warrant for Paris L. Hill, 27, on animal cruelty charges. Police were called to the 15200 block of Timsberry Circle on Sunday, September 14 to investigate the puppy stabbing.

"Upon arrival, officers located the dog, a white pit bull puppy, in the tree line near the residence; the dog had been stabbed more than 20 times. Officers immediately transported the dog to an area animal hospital," a Chesterfield Police spokeswoman wrote in an email. "The dog remained in critical condition for several days, but is now expected to survive."

Police continue to look for Hill. His last known address is on Lincoln Street in Petersburg.

Paris L. Hill, 27, of Lincoln Street in Petersburg. (PHOTO: Chesterfield Police)

Paris L. Hill, 27, of Lincoln Street in Petersburg. (PHOTO: Chesterfield Police)

Anyone with information is asked to call Chesterfield Police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

This is a developing story.


    • athynz

      I like that idea. Only prior to putting him in the cage smear bacon grease on his clothes and make sure they wait until just before feeding time to shove that worthless scumbag into the cage.

    • silver1

      So your going to turn this into “Racecard” doesn’t matter what race we’re talking about, stabbing a puppy and throwing it in the woods to die, should we have overlooked this crime because of his race, shame on you :(

  • colette

    Cruelty is cruelty race has nothing to do with it. I watched a video of white teenagers throwing puppies in a river and a white man kick a squirrel he lured into the Grand Canyon. Mean is just pure mean and I can’t understand people hurting innocent animals. Everything on the planet is NOT Obama ‘ s fault. Some people are just CRUEL!!!

  • Tom M. (@TomM1933)

    In North America, from 1982-2013, Pit Bull breeds and mixes have seriously attacked 2,990 humans that resulted in 1,777 maimings and 275 deaths.

    The bullmastiff is a Pit bull type dog with the same genetic makeup and danger of a pit bull.
    The Bullmastiff was a cross of 40% Old English Bulldog or pit bull type dog and 60% English Mastiff

    In North America, from 1982-2013, Bullmastiffs have been responsible for 105 serious attacks on humans, resulting in 61 maimings and 15 deaths.
    In North America from 1982-2013, Rottweilers were responsible for 514 attacks on humans, resulting in 81 deaths.
    Rottweiler mixes were responsible for 30 attacks on humans, resulting in 4 deaths
    The following is a list of the top 10 dog breeds involved in dog attacks in the U.S. and Canada involving humans from September 1982 to December 31, 2013, based on a larger table compiled by Merritt Clifton, former editor of Animal People, an animal rights charity/news group. Clifton now is the editor of Animals 24-7.

    A Bullmastiff is considered a pit bull type dog and a pit bull mix between a pit bull and a mastiff and is 40% pit bull.

    Breed ****** Attacks doing bodily harm ****** Maimed ****** Deaths
    1. Pit bull **********2792 ***********************677 **********263
    2. Rottweiler *******514 ************************294 **********81
    3. Bull Mastiff ******105 ************************61 ***********15
    4. German Shepherd 102 **********************63 ***********15
    5. Wolf Hybrid ******85 *************************49 ***********19
    6. Akita **************68 ************************50 ************8
    7. Boxer *************62 ************************29 ************7
    8. Chow *************58 ************************39 ************7
    9. Pit bull/Rottweiler mix 50 ********************15 ************15
    10.Labrador ********50 *************************39 ************3

    The report states that the numbers are compiled from press accounts dating to 1982. It only includes attacks by dogs of clearly identified breed type or ancestry, as designated by animal control officers or others with evident expertise, which have been kept as pets. All accounts are cross-checked by date, location and identity of the victim, according to the report.

    Attacks by police dogs, guard dogs and dogs trained specifically to fight are not included in the report.
    About 31,400 dogs attacked about 61,500 other animals in the U.S. in 2013, killing 43,500 and seriously injuring 18,100.
    The animals killed included about 12,000 dogs, 8,000 cats, 6,000 hooved animals, and 17,000 other small domestic animals, primarily poultry.

    The seriously injured included about 12,400 dogs, 4,000 cats, and 1,700 hooved animals. Few small mammals and poultry survived reported dog attacks.

    Pit bulls inflicted 99% of the total fatal attacks on other animals (43,000); 96% of the fatal attacks on other dogs (11,520); 95% of the fatal attacks on livestock (5,700) and on small mammals and poultry (16,150); and 94% of the fatal attacks on cats (11,280).
    About 30,000 pit bulls were involved in attacks on other animals, many of them killing multiple other animals.

    There are about 3.2 million pit bulls in the U.S. at any given time, according to the annual Animal24-7 surveys of dogs offered for sale or adoption via online classified ads.
    Thus in 2013 about one pit bull in 107 killed or seriously injured another animal, compared with about one dog in 50,000 of other breeds.

    Nationally, fatal and disfiguring attacks by dogs from shelters and rescues have exploded from zero in the first 90 years of the 20th century to 80 since 2010, including 58 by pit bulls, along with 22 fatal & disfiguring attacks by other shelter dogs, mostly Rottweilers & bull mastiffs.
    Altogether, 33 U.S. shelter dogs have participated in killing people since 2010, including 24 pit bulls, seven bull mastiffs, and two Rottweilers.

    The only dogs rehomed from U.S. shelters to kill anyone before 2000 were two wolf hybrids, rehomed in 1988 and 1989, respectively.
    Dog Attack Deaths and Maimings, U.S. & Canada, September 1982 to May.25, 2013.
    By compiling U.S. and Canadian press accounts between 1982 and 2013, Merritt Clifton, editor of Animal People, shows the breeds most responsible for serious injury and death.

    Study highlights
    Pit bull type dogs make up only 6% of all dogs in the USA.
    The combination of Pit Bulls, rottweilers, their close mixes and wolf hybrids and other Pit Bull Type Dogs:

    84% of attacks that induce bodily harm.
    75% of attacks to children.
    87% of attack to adults.
    72% of attacks that result in fatalities.
    80% that result in maiming
    Merritt Clifton Editor Of Animals24-7:
    I have logged fatal & disfiguring dog attacks in the U.S. and Canada since September 1982.
    Of the 4,999 dogs involved in fatal and disfiguring attacks on humans occurring in the U.S. & Canada since September 1982, when I began logging the data, 3,453 (68%) were pit bulls; 556 were Rottweilers; 4,285 (85%) were of related molosser breeds, including pit bulls, Rottweilers, mastiffs, bull mastiffs, boxers, and their mixes.

    Of the 567 human fatalities, 299 were killed by pit bulls; 87 were killed by Rottweilers; 430 (75%) were killed by molosser breeds.
    Of the 3,040 people who were disfigured, 2,126 (68%) were disfigured by pit bulls; 327 were disfigured by Rottweilers; 2,606 (84%) were disfigured by molosser breeds.

    Pit bulls–exclusive of their use in dogfighting–also inflict more than 70 times as many fatal and disfiguring injuries on other pets and livestock as on humans, a pattern unique to the pit bull class.
    Fatal and disfiguring attacks by dogs from shelters and rescues have exploded from zero in the first 90 years of the 20th century to 80 in the past four years, including 58 by pit bulls, along with 22 fatal & disfiguring attacks by other shelter dogs, mostly Rottweilers & bull mastiffs.

    The only dogs rehomed from U.S. shelters to kill anyone, ever, before 2000 were two wolf hybrids in 1988 and 1989. 33 U.S. shelter dogs & one U.K. shelter dog have participated in killing people since 2010, including 24 pit bulls, seven bull mastiffs, and two Rottweilers.

    Surveys of dogs offered for sale or adoption indicate that pit bulls and pit mixes are less than 7% of the U.S. dog population; molosser breeds, all combined, are 9%.

    • David

      Shut up athynz. You only have opinions whilst this man has data. You never have a clue as to what you are bloviating about. You are a half wit ball of fat.

      • Bratt

        You have apparently never taken a college course on statistics, David. Otherwise you would be aware that I could take a given set of numbers and twist them around in such a manner as to justify whatever opinion I am feeling at that particular moment. Tom is simply cutting and pasting the numbers and “facts” that he wishes to validate for this article. I find it speaks volumes that nowhere in his post is there any name of the publication he pulled these facts from, he may name the person he is supposedly “quoting” but where did the quotes originate from? In other words…Show Me the Money!!!

      • athynz

        He has no data. He has opinions and massaged statistics. If he had real data he’d post links. And I find it amusing that you are always the one to start hurling insults – didn’t you know that the first one to resort to insults is the one who lacks a leg to stand on?

      • athynz

        petie boy, almost forgot that you know everything, despite no real education, worldliness, or native intelligence.

        SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 AT 1:33 PM”

        The quoting is because I know you don’t like it and because I can. David as usual you have no clue. No clue about my education, no clue about my worldliness, no clue about my native intelligence, and no clue as to who I really am. You have a name and an old picture. Until you are better educated in who you are dealing with I suggest you restrict your commentary to the topic at hand rather than ridiculous personal attacks or you’ll continue to appear to be an uneducated cowardly troll. I’ll be the first one to tell you I don’t know everything. I do however know much more than you realize or want to admit – that fact however would interfere with your incessant need to stalk and troll me for some unfathomable reason. The really amusing thing is that other see your idiocy and are calling you on it.

  • athynz

    Again compare these stats to the stats that list Dobermans, German Sheppards, Rottreilers, and any other trendy dog breed to hate. Because that’s all Pit Bulls are – the “in” dog breed to hate. Thanks.

  • Daisy Duck

    No one should be allowed to stab a dog and leave it to die in the woods – despite the breed of the dog (puppy). Turn it over to an animal shelter, the ASPCA or any other organization that has the ability to adopit it out to someone who will provide love and care. Punish the person who did the stabbing!

  • Susan Brush

    There are only 2 reasons dogs are aggressive – there is a problem in the breeding (fault of the amateurs who think they know how to breed) or someone abuses them. To do what this man did shows he is mentally ill and needs to be placed in custody. He does not feel anything but anger and is sick. Stop blaming the dog. If he was aggressive toward the perpetrator he obviously had reason to. Dogs sense things we don’t.

  • Samantha

    I find it funny how these anti-pitbull statistics keep adding new breeds to be considered pitbulls just so they can make there statistics better looking for the ignorant pitbull hating people. Any dog can attack or maul someone, the fact that many people can’t even identify a pitbull means many mix breeds that killed someone were just called pitbulls when they may not have been so they could make their statistics look better against pitbulls. “Oh well that dog is a mixed breed but he has a blocky head so it must be part pitbull” WRONG. My dog appears to be a pitbull to ignorant people but he’s a Shar-pei blue heeler mix, he has a big chest and big blocky head but he’s not a pitbull and I’ll be damned if he gets put down because of some stupid ban and ignorant people that don’t even know how to recognize the breed they are hating on

  • Deborah Hubbard

    What kind of cowardly loser would be so cruel to an innocent puppy? It’s no different than abusing a child, and the punishment should be the same. These dogs are loyal and trust their owner, which is why these cowards can get away with it. He should be treated the same way he treated this dog, but even that wouldn’t be justice because he deserves it while this poor dog did not. The laws need to be more strict to protect these innocent creatures. Hope he gets prison time.

  • Linda

    David you are an idiot!!! I know neighbors that have pit bull terriers, and if they get loose I can even handle them and take them home. Most of the attacks are because people tease dogs and they do remember the people who have teased them in the past.

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