Police: Woman stabs, kills dog after it latches onto her face

Posted at 1:01 PM, Mar 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-03 13:01:45-05

HASTINGS, Mich. — A Hastings woman stabbed and killed her dog after the animal apparently bit her and latched onto her face.

According to Hastings Police, the woman reported the attack at about 9:41 p.m. Feb. 20.

She told police that she was petting her Sheppard mix while it was sitting in her lap and it attacked her for no reason.

The dog would not let go of her face until she was reached for a pocket knife and stabbed it three times in the mid-section.

A man in the house was able to pull the dog away and put it in a kennel until police arrived.

The woman was taken to the hospital to be treated for her injuries.  The dog was transported to a veterinarian and died of its injuries.