Big hearted cops pitch in to save hero-dog E-mail
Written by Steve Gibson   

When a four-year-old pit bull named Mercy received life-threatening knife wounds trying to protect her owner from four machete wielding males who tried to force their way into her home, the responding officers from the Edmonton, Canada PD,  chipped in $400 so the dog could have emergency surgery to save her life.
Dr. Brent Jackson, who treated Mercy, said she received two serious gashes from the machete.

“The wounds had gone through the skin and fat and muscle and down to the bone, so they were definitely were intending to do significant harm to her in the attack,” he said.

Edmonton Sgt. Randy Wickins is commending Mercy for defending her owner, saying the outcome of the situation could have been very different.

 “Anything's possible ... I don't know where this assault would have ended – but I think the assault on her was effectively stopped by the dog.”

Read more and watch the amazing video of Mercy recovering from the operation:

Detectives and officers worked throughout the night to track down the four suspects, arresting two males and one youth by the morning. The fourth suspect, a 19-year-old man, turned himself in.

Each of the four suspects is charged with break and enter to commit assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and cruelty to an animal.

Submitted by Steve Gibson, Sgt. (Ret.) Vancouver PD, Canada.

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