Man stabs, kills pit bull that attacked his puppy - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man stabs, kills pit bull that attacked his puppy

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) - A Dyersburg man had to use a butcher knife stop a pit bull from attacking his puppy.

According to Dyersburg police, W.G. McElrath was sitting in his living room when his four-month-old puppy started yelping. The puppy was chained to the front porch and when McElrath looked outside he saw a pit bull attacking it.

He first tried to beat the dog with a skillet but that had no effect. That's when he grabbed a butcher knife and started stabbing the dog. He said he had to stab it eight times before it died.

The pit bull's owner was incarcerated on a drug possession charge at the time of the incident, but a family member said they had thought the dog was chained up in the back yard.

The puppy had to be put to sleep because of its injuries.

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