Wilfred's name is mentioned three times over the course of the novel, each time in chapter ten.
- "He's going to beat Wilfred."
- "He got angry and made us tie Wilfred up."
- "The newly beaten and untied Wilfred was sniffing noisily in the background."
Tortured by Jack for no specific reason and left for hours, this character serves as an example of Jack's cruelty.