A man in Elizabethtown, Kentucky is facing multiple charges for wrapping a razor blade and nails in meat and feeding it to his neighbor’s dogs.
Robert Hamme, 60, was charged Friday with torture of a dog with serious physical injury and first-offense torture of a dog, according to the Hardin County News Enterprise.
James and Kathy Stotts told police that in mid July, their 14-year-old beagle mix, Nibbles, became mysteriously ill.
“He couldn't eat, couldn't drink,” James Stotts told WLKY. Every time he tried to drink, he would throw up in the water bowl. He was in agony. Every time he'd lay down and look up at me and crawl towards me, you could tell he was in serious pain.”
Nibbles died three days later, and veterinarian attributed his death to blockage of the intestine. The same day he died, the couple caught their other dog, a spaniel named Bolt, chewing on a strange piece of meat. James Stotts took the meat out of Bolt’s mouth and found a broken piece of razor blade inside it.
The couple searched the yard and found pieces of Canadian bacon, wrapped around nails and broken bits of razors.
“I found three pieces [of razor],” James Stotts told WLKY. “The fourth piece was the one Nibbles got.”
When officers knocked on the door of their neighbor, Hamme, to warn him about the tainted meat, he allegedly confessed to placing it in the Stotts’ yard because he was annoyed with their dogs’ barking.