FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Police say a father stabbed his family’s dog to death after it started mauling his one-year-old daughter.
The Boston Herald reports that according to Falmouth, Massachusetts police the child was playing in the kitchen Sunday morning when the family pit-bull terrier attacked her, biting her in the face causing major trauma.
The father tried to pull the dog off but couldn’t.
Police said the father got a pistol from a nearby room, but realized it wasn’t loaded.