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Brave Dog Survives Knife Attack | Care2 Causes

Brave Dog Survives Knife Attack | Care2 Causes

They may be our best friends, but all too often dogs end up on the receiving end of humanity’s capacity for senseless brutality. Equipped with her species’ natural instinct to protect its home territory, Bella, a six-year old terrier–German Shepherd cross, managed to scare off potential burglars in Stellenbosch, a South African university town near Cape Town. But not before one of the intruders stabbed her between the eyes with a six-inch knife. Vernon Swart, Bella’s owner and a well known local artist and musician, was alerted to her heroics and state when neighbors told him that she was “running about in the street with a knife in her head.” Remarkably, the dog had not been killed by the attack while the knife remained lodged 12 centimeters deep in her skull. Pictures of the poor brak (South African slang for dog) are bizarre and disturbing, but Bella survived. Swart rus...

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