Sister defending brother, dog stabs aggressive pit bull


KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - A woman stabbed a pit bull in Kannapolis after it attacked her dog, and then got aggressive with her brother, the woman told police.

Maria Saavedra said the pit bull belonging to a neighbor broke loose from its chain at 406 Wilkinson St. and came into her yard, attacking Saavedra’s dog, the police said in a release Friday.

Saavedra’s brother went to break up the two dogs when the pit bull became aggressive toward him.

That’s when Saavedra stabbed the pit bull with a knife to get it off her dog.

Both dogs were treated at an emergency veterinary clinic. The pit bull was put down, police said.

No charges were filed. 

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