Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly stabbed two dogs at a park in Sydney.
The dogs, named Kujo and Bundy, were with their owners at Fowler Reserve in the western Sydney suburb of Wallacia when the animals were “viciously attacked” by a man with a knife shortly before 2pm on Sunday.
NSW Police stated the dogs — a Kelpie/Bull Arab mix and a Rhodesian Ridgeback — had walked down an embankment in the park before returning to their owners with “visible wounds to their bodies”.
The two couples had briefly confronted the man before rushing the injured animals to a vet.
As of Monday evening, one of the dogs, Kujo, remains in a critical condition.
According to one of the dogs’ owners, the man allegedly responsible for hurting the animals had told them: “They fell onto my knife”.
“Their stab wounds were intent to kill and our pups are now badly hurt, with one in a critical condition,” Kujo’s owner said in a Facebook post.
“This attack was unprovoked and anyone who knows our boys would know that they wouldn't hurt a fly.
“The man’s response to doing this was “they fell onto my knife”. He showed no remorse and was proud of his actions.”
In an update provided by the two couples on Monday evening, the dogs’ owners thanked the community for their support and said that while one of the dogs, Bundy, had needed a blood transfusion and surgery, he was “looking like he would pull through”.
However, Kujo’s condition was still critical and he had so far had four surgeries.
“Still a long road ahead but we are here at the vet still waiting by their sides hoping for the best,” Bundy’s owner said.
“Please let everyone know how grateful we are to the community and the kindness everyone has shown.”
A GoFundMe has been created to help the dogs’ owners with their medical costs.
A spokesperson from NSW Police told Yahoo News Australia they are still searching for the man allegedly responsible and are appealing for public assistance.
He has been described as being Caucasian in appearance, aged in his 40s, with a stocky build, bald, with a ginger beard and wearing a flannelette shirt.
Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Nepean Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
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