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Police: Cary man repeatedly stabbed dog with a sword

Posted May 11, 2015

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— A 47-year-old Cary man charged with killing a dog with a sword will make his first court appearance Monday.

Douglas Joseph Hagler, of 519 S. Harrison Ave., is charged with one count of felony cruelty to animals.

Investigators say Hagler repeatedly stabbed a dog named Koda with a sword on Saturday. Hagler was given a $5,000 bond following his arrest.

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  • SusanandAaron Tambot-Blankenship May 11, 2015
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    He wasn't defending himself, the victim was at the ER when he stabbed the dog. It had already attacked and was listed as aggressive. The dog was going to be put down the owner just decided to do it himself after the attack.

  • Marcy Lyn May 11, 2015
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    Not by law.. Not so smart are you ?

  • Bernadette Dan Unger May 11, 2015
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    This is a guy that needs to have his house checked for firearms.......serious wacko!

  • Sammy Macloud May 11, 2015
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    he was NOT defending himself, he stabbed his own dog, neighbors tried to save it but ....... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Sammy Macloud May 11, 2015
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    and it was his OWN dog, a puppy! Rest of my thoughts won't make it by mods.

  • Belinda Warrick May 11, 2015
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    Karma is real and sometimes you don't see it working, the suffering hide it very well, they will be judged after their "long lives dying of old age". Just getting old is a punishment to some. As for child molesters locked up, well they don't get to see any children do they. When you have a pet, especially a dog, they consider you family and they rank themselves as the lowest rank and always put all the humans needs above their own. Many dogs and cats will defend their humans until death. Many child abusers know this and hate pets. Those calling the animal a "mutt" or saying it barked too much and would've kill for that are likely selfish mean spirited and have been shunned by animals because they can sensetp them. Stop assuming it was a pit bull because even poodles can be vicious if raise them that way. If it was attacking someone then one or two stabs with a sword would have been sufficient. This case has nothing to do with a person being killed so take that to it's comment section.

  • Sean Coates May 11, 2015
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    His dog he can do what he wants to the mutt its his property

  • Marcy Lyn May 11, 2015
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    This thread happened to be about the dog stabbing, not the man killed in Cary. I am sure on that thread you can keep up with those comments there and complain about nobody talking about the dog being stabbed.

  • Sean Coates May 11, 2015
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    Just a mutt what's the big deal? A man was just killed in Cary.Some of you people are sick valuing a dog's life more than a human! SMH

  • Lisa Marie Fields May 11, 2015
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    I agree Nicolle, but also most people (if you want to call them that) that don't have a problem doing will eventually do it to people.

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