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Brave dog saves owner’s life in domestic abuse quarrel

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A dog came to his beloved owner's rescue when she suffered at the hands of her abuser. This pooch's great act of heroism is just more proof that dogs are truly our best friends!

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 07/05/2020, 14:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:28

The events took place in Catalonia, Spain, in 2018. A 25-year-old man was hospitalised after having been bitten on the nose and forearm by his dog.

A brave and loyal dog

The dog’s outburst caused the police to open up an investigation, in which it was found that the dog had attacked the man simply because he would no longer let him hurt his mum. Indeed, the man’s girlfriend claimed that she had been the victim of this man’s physical and psychological abuse for the past year.

The man was later placed in custody for marital violence.

Domestic abuse: Who to call

Domestic abuse has been on the rise lately due to the lockdown. We may not all have a brave pooch at home who can step in and protect us when we need it most.

If you do find yourself in a situation where you are in need of help – don’t hesitate to use the women’s aid live chat. If you are in immediate danger, call the police at 999.

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