DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida woman fatally stabbed her pet pit bull as it was attacking her husband.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the husband was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment following the Sunday attack.
Daytona Beach police say the 54-year-old woman stabbed the 75-pound (34-kilogram) dog multiple times with a kitchen knife to get it off her 57-year-old husband. Officials say the pit bull got into a fight over a toy with the couple’s Labrador mix, and the husband tried to break it up.
That’s when the pit bull turned on the husband, who ended up losing part of his finger.