34-year-old man attacks a dog with machete in New Smyrna Beach.



After repeatedly slashing a dog with a machete, a guy from the New Smyrna Beach area was arrested on a felony charge of animal cruelty.

After undergoing immediate medical treatment for wounds to his back and face, the dog was able to survive.

After video surveillance refuted his claim that he was protecting himself, Richard K. Nelson, 46, was arrested and charged with presenting false information to a law enforcement official.

The incident occurred on July 9 in the back yard of 1931 Jungle Road in New Smyrna Beach, where the dog’s owner claimed that the suspect Nelson, who was in the property’s back yard, assaulted her dog after she let him out, according to authorities.

The owner admitted that the dog dislikes Nelson as a result of previous interactions, but that the machete assault was unprovoked.

Nelson told authorities that he was just sitting in the back yard when the dog lunged at him and bit him in the chest. He claimed he simply used the machete to defend himself from the dog.

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A Volusia County animal control officer contacted the Sheriff’s Office the next day with video surveillance evidence of the event. The dog was seen exploring the yard until it approached Nelson and snarled. Nelson retaliated by grabbing a machete and charging towards the dog immediately, hurling something at him.

Nelson continued to pursue the dog around the yard and began slicing at him while the owner begged at him to leave the dog alone.

Nelson kept chasing and slashing at the dog, chasing him into the woods and through heavy bush. The footage refuted Nelson’s claim of self-defense, demonstrating that he was the one who attacked the dog.


Nelson was taken into custody on Friday morning.

He was arrested and booked at the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he appeared for the first time on Saturday morning.

Animal Control took custody of the dog and transported him for treatment of his injuries.

Why dog attacked aggressively towards child???

Why dog attacked aggressively towards child??? 2

One fine morning, a family dog act out with aggression toward a 17-month-old baby. Mother, Catherine Svilicic frightened to see her Lil girl being tossed by a dog like that. Mother screamed with fear for her child’s life. A sensitive child like that would ideally not need a corrective medical procedure to fix paw blemishes on her fragile face. Consequently, on that critical morning, she ran with her infant to find a shelter, yet what occurred next uncovered something about her new canine’s expectations.

The mother adopted the dog with the intention of a loving pet. Of course, she thought to create a loving bond between her daughter and dog.

So many people adopt breed dogs, but some also adopt rescue ones. Many rescue dogs wish to be adopted by any family and become the member of that family. Like other families, Catherine Svilicic also thought to adopt a rescue dog and wished to call him a family member and wished to make a strong bond with her lovely daughter.

The bond between dog and human is special. Catherine hoped that dog would provide protection and also valuable lessons like sharing, caring, and loving.

After adopting, they named the dog ‘KHAN’’.  They trained the khan, and everything was normal in the beginning days, but she noticed a strange behavior of the dog on the fourth day during playtime, little girl and khan were making a habit of playing outside. Charlotte’s parents were watching them from a distance. While playing, they started running, but suddenly the khan’s temperament dramatically changed, and he behaved aggressively towards the baby and tightly clenched his jaws into the baby’s diaper. Catherine was paralyzed after watching this, and she ran to bring her child. The lucky thing was that baby’s skin was safe from the dog’s teeth.

But there was something strange that happened to the khan, he started crying and fell lifeless. The mother noticed that khan was saving her daughter from a poisonous snake. She realized that he is a true protector of her family.

No doubt, dogs are the heroic and faithful creature!!!