Waukesha sheriff arrests babysitter for animal cruelty

The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office says it’s investigating the killing of a Sussex family dog.In a statement Saturday, Lieutenant Nick Wenzel said the Waukesha County Communications Center received a call Friday afternoon that a family found their dog dead in their home on Elm Avenue with a “possible stab wound and a plastic bag on its head.”Wenzel said deputies interviewed the family’s 18-year-old babysitter about the incident and arrested her for cruelty to animals. The family shared this picture of “Batman” the Chihuahua. They originally reported the dog to Lost Dogs of Wisconsin as missing when they couldn’t find him. The family tells 12 News they found the dead dog under a pile of blankets and stuffed animals.The family said Batman was eight years old and that they raised him since he was a puppy.People in the neighborhood said the situation is making them think of their own pets. “That’s kind of scary to think that there’s somebody who would be willing to do that,” said Scott Calmes, who lives nearby. “I can’t imagine why anyone would want to kill a small dog.””You treat it like a child when you get right down to it. So, yeah. It’s unbelievable,” said Mitchell Surprise, another neighbor.12 News is not naming the woman arrested because no formal charges have been filed yet.

The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office says it’s investigating the killing of a Sussex family dog.

In a statement Saturday, Lieutenant Nick Wenzel said the Waukesha County Communications Center received a call Friday afternoon that a family found their dog dead in their home on Elm Avenue with a “possible stab wound and a plastic bag on its head.”

Wenzel said deputies interviewed the family’s 18-year-old babysitter about the incident and arrested her for cruelty to animals.

The family shared this picture of “Batman” the Chihuahua. They originally reported the dog to Lost Dogs of Wisconsin as missing when they couldn’t find him. The family tells 12 News they found the dead dog under a pile of blankets and stuffed animals.

The family said Batman was eight years old and that they raised him since he was a puppy.

People in the neighborhood said the situation is making them think of their own pets.

“That’s kind of scary to think that there’s somebody who would be willing to do that,” said Scott Calmes, who lives nearby. “I can’t imagine why anyone would want to kill a small dog.”

“You treat it like a child when you get right down to it. So, yeah. It’s unbelievable,” said Mitchell Surprise, another neighbor.

12 News is not naming the woman arrested because no formal charges have been filed yet.

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