Matthew Wade, chief deputy of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, said the 45-year-old victim told deputies that when returned home around 8 p.m., she discovered her belongings were missing and her dog, Max, was wounded. The home, located on FOP Lodge Road in Weaver, showed no signs of forced entry, Wade said.
Max, a medium-sized white and brown dog, suffered two puncture wounds, one to his neck and another to his leg, Wade said. Wade was uncertain this afternoon what was used to stab Max or if the dog was treated by a veterinarian.
“The dog was being a guard dog, and he was trying to defend his house,” Wade said.
The burglar managed to steal a wedding ring, laptop computer, checkbook and television, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Office.
A report values the items at $3,125 and the injured dog at $600.
Wade asked that anyone with information call the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office at 256-236-6600.
A suspect could face charges of felony third-degree burglary and misdemeanor animal cruelty.
Staff Writer Rachael Brown: 256-235-3562. On Twitter @RBrown_Star.