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Dog stabbed to death after attacking Florida family

Posted at 3:46 PM, Nov 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-24 18:44:16-05

A Safety Harbor, Florida dog was stabbed to death after attacking a family of three on Friday.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to the home on West Gate Drive shortly after 4:00 p.m. in regards to a dog attack. At the home were a 45-year-old woman and her 14-year-old and 22-year-old daughters. 

Deputies say the family owned three pit bulls. One was a male named Buster who they locked up separately because he was known to be aggressive. Deputies say Buster got loose and attacked the other two dogs. 

The mother and 14-year-old attempted to separate the three dogs when Buster turned on them. That's when the 22-year-old daughter grabbed a knife and stabbed the dog to death.

All three were transported to Bayfront Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.