Maryland State Police said they arrested his man after he stabbed his dog and left the knife in its neck.
According to police, a trooper was called to the 100 block of Seneca Court on Wednesday after there were reports of a dog attack.
When the trooper got to the scene, a resident reported that a neighbor's dog had attacked her dog. She said the neighbor, Reginald Farley, took his dog back to his house in the 100 block of Louise Court.
While the trooper was getting information, they heard a dog yelping very loudly in the direction of Farley's house.
The trooper went to the 100 block of Louise Court where Farley said his dog had been stabbed and was dead. The trooper was concerned about the dog, so they asked to see it.
The pit bull was in the backyard with a large knife sticking out of its neck, and was still alive. The trooper said the dog was suffering and had little chance of survival, so he asked Farley for permission and used a pistol to end the dog's suffering.
After an investigation, the trooper found that Farley had stabbed the dog after returning home from his neighbor's house. Farley was arrested and charged with animal cruelty.
The neighbor's dog, a German shepherd, is expected to be okay.