‘Shocked and appalled’: Woman arrested after allegedly stabbing dog to death

‘Shocked and appalled’: Woman arrested after allegedly stabbing dog to death
Liciela Agpalza-Butolph (Image: Honolulu Police Department)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 19-year-old woman remains in custody after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend’s dog to death.

Police said it happened just before 4 p.m. Thursday, when a 41-year-old man returned to his Wahiawa home and heard his dog crying.

He then saw his girlfriend stabbing the dog with a knife.

Police were called and the woman ― identified as Liciela Agpalza-Butolph ― was arrested on suspicion of first-degree animal cruelty.

The Hawaiian Humane Society recovered the dog, and a necropsy will be performed.

“We are always shocked and appalled when we see these types of animal cruelty cases happen. Animals are family members to us, we believe they are a part of the ohana," said humane society spokeswoman Suzy Tam. “So any type of abuse that goes on really saddens us,”

Details surrounding the incident are still unclear, but police are investigating.

This story will be updated.

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