AMES – One person is in custody for being connected to allegedly stabbing a puppy.
According to Ames Police, they got a call on April 14 to a report of an injured puppy found in a dumpster in the 600 block of Squaw Creek Drive. Officers located a German Shepard puppy in the dumpster. The puppy appeared to have a stab wound in his side. Officers called Animal Control to assist with the investigation. The puppy was transported to a vet clinic, where he received veterinarian care and medical treatment until April 18. The puppy is currently at the Ames Animal Shelter.
Officers located the owner of the puppy. The owner admitted to stabbing the puppy and placing him in the dumpster. The owner has been identified as Rashidi D. Simba, age 20, of Ames. Rashidi was arrested for Animal Torture, an aggravated misdemeanor, on April 19.