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Dog stabbed in head likely to survive, police say

Raw footage of police entering house in north Wichita

Raw footage from the 1900 block of North Minneapolis as Wichita police respond to a domestic violence call with a weapon. The call was made to 911 at about 11:50 a.m. Neighbors say a man has barricaded himself in a house. They also say they heard
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Raw footage from the 1900 block of North Minneapolis as Wichita police respond to a domestic violence call with a weapon. The call was made to 911 at about 11:50 a.m. Neighbors say a man has barricaded himself in a house. They also say they heard

Police said Friday the prognosis for a dog stabbed in his head and neck with a knife during a fight between its owners is good.

The dog, a pit bull, was whisked away for emergency surgery after it was attacked in the front yard of a home in the 1900 block of North Minneapolis shortly before noon Thursday. Wichita Police Department spokesman Officer Charley Davidson said a fight between the boyfriend and girlfriend who live at the home spilled out into the yard when the girlfriend, 26, went to her vehicle parked in the driveway.

The boyfriend, 31, followed her, threw an object at her vehicle and then stabbed the dog, Davidson said.

Animal Control staff took the dog to a veterinarian for help after responding to a 911 call. “The prognosis is good that the dog will survive,” Davidson said Friday morning.

Officers who responded to the home, near 17th and Hydraulic, at first thought the boyfriend had barricaded himself in the home. But he fled after the fight.

“We would like to talk to him” about what transpired Thursday, Davidson said of the boyfriend. “We are currently trying to locate him.”

Amy Renee Leiker: 316-268-6644, @amyreneeleiker

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