A Southbridge woman is hailing her 5-year-old pit bull as a hero after the dog was stabbed multiple times while protecting her from an enraged boyfriend wielding a 12-inch serrated knife.
â€œSheâ€™s my hero,â€ Marie Wells, 31, said of Princess, who is hospitalized on the grounds of the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. â€œI was not injured thanks to Princess.â€
Wells said Princess sustained three major stab wounds, including a six-inch laceration and others that nearly went down to the bone. She said Princess began nipping at her boyfriend, Eric Reyes, 30, while the couple were arguing at 1 a.m. Wednesday in their apartment.
â€œShe did not attack him,â€ Wells said. â€œShe was in front of me trying to protect me.â€
Reyes is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing Monday in Dudley District Court, said Timothy Connolly, a spokesman for Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
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