A family’s loyal dog was stabbed six times as he placed his own life and safety in jeopardy protecting his owners from their son in a violent attack at the family home in Kibler Park in Johannesburg. After a loud raucous the dog ran to his family’s aid.
“It’s alleged that the son wanted to stab his parents with a knife and the dog heard the screams and came to their aid, and as a result, sustained six stab wounds.”
An order of protection has been granted to the parents against the son. The son is still at large; authorities are combing the area searching for the suspect.
Animal advocates and rescuers have praised the dog for his bravery. The rescue group hopes to use this very sad situation as an educational tool to help people understand the incredible bond between dogs and their human families.
(Photos of dog stabbed six times courtesy of Soweto Animal Rescue and Advisory Center)
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