Spokane man with local tie charged in attack on his dog

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A Spokane man who reportedly stabbed his own dog in the throat was arrested early this morning in the 3700 block of North Regal.

Nathan Meier, 24, is a former part-time employee of the Blue Mountain Humane Society, according to KHQ-TV.

Someone called police at about 1 a.m. today to report that his uncle had a knife and was threatening people. When police arrived they found Nathan Meier, 24, covered in blood with cuts on his wrists, according to a police press release.

Officers also discovered that Meier reportedly stabbed his dog, a 7-year-old German Shepherd named Raider. The dog was seriously injured, the press release said.

Meier was booked into the Spokane County Jail on a charge of first-degree animal cruelty after he was treated for his injuries at a local hospital.

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