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Woman stabs dog that attacked her cat

Authorities said a woman stabbed a pit bull that got into her house and attacked her cat.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Authorities said a woman stabbed a pit bull that got into her house and attacked her cat.

The Otter Tail County sheriff's office said the woman's daughter and a friend were walking into the house on Wednesday evening when the neighborhood dog made it past them and got into the home.

The dog went into a back room and found the cat. While the pit bull was attacking the cat, authorities said the woman started stabbing the dog with a knife to get it to stop.

The dog ran out of the house. The cat later died.

Sheriff Brian Schlueter said the dog was stabbed in the hindquarters and its owner said it did not require medical attention.

The sheriff's office was investigating the incident, Schlueter said.