Horrific Attack on Cornell: Dog Stabbed 17 Times Miraculously Survives as DA Urges Public for Information

MINEOLA, N.Y. – The Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly addressed the media on Dec. 28 to shed light on the case of Cornell, a canine who miraculously survived being stabbed 17 times about a month ago. Cornell, believed to be a terrier mix about 2 years old, was taken in by the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter after being found by a woman and brought to an animal welfare organization for care and rehabilitation.

During the news conference, Donnelly comforted Cornell and expressed the need for answers, stating, “There’s too many people here, I know.”

The case drew attention from animal welfare organizations and the community, with the Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Cornell’s attacker.

Donnelly emphasized the gravity of the crime, pointing out that individuals committing crimes against animals are a threat to society. She stressed the importance of finding justice for Cornell and holding the perpetrator accountable for their actions.

The resilient canine, who made a remarkable recovery after receiving medical treatment for the stab wounds, was described as a unique and affectionate dog by shelter employees. However, Cornell’s experience has left him understandably nervous, prompting the shelter to seek a calm and loving environment for his future home.

Authorities urged anyone with information about the case to come forward and call the Nassau County Animal Crimes Hotline, emphasizing the significance of community involvement in seeking justice for Cornell.

As investigations continue, the call for justice for Cornell echoes a broader conversation about animal welfare and the importance of holding perpetrators of animal cruelty accountable. The case serves as a reminder of the resilience and strength displayed by animals like Cornell, inspiring support and compassion from the community.