December 21, 2015 4:41 pm
Updated: December 21, 2015 9:18 pm

Hero dog comforted by owner’s mom after saving her from stabbing attack

WATCH ABOVE: A six-year-old pit bull died on Saturday after saving her owner's mother from a stabbing attack by an ex-boyfriend. Adam Wright reports.

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A dog is being remembered as a hero following a stabbing attack Friday.

Lucy, a six-year-old pit bull from Fort Myers, Fla., died Saturday after saving her owner’s mom from a deadly stabbing attack on Dec.18.

Lisa Potts, the mother of Lucy’s owner, came home on Friday to find her ex-boyfriend, Walter Williams, inside her apartment. Potts said an argument broke out between the two, with Williams hitting her. He then proceeded to pull out a knife. That’s when Lucy intervened.

“Lucy lunged at [Williams] and once she lunged at him he caught her in the neck, and once he caught her in the neck she just went [on] biting him – she was still fighting him,” Potts told Wink News.

The attack from the pit bull was enough to get Williams to stop but Lucy was injured.

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Potts said she ran out of her apartment asking anybody to help her son’s dog.

“Once I got [Lucy] downstairs I just asked someone for a towel and applied much pressure that I could to it to try to save her life,” Potts said to Wink News. “I was calling [Lucy’s] name, comforting her, rubbing her head, making sure she was still alert.”

Lucy died the following day.

“She was a fighter and she did good, she really did,” Potts said. “If it wasn’t for [Lucy], you know, he could’ve probably stabbed all of us.”

Williams was taken into custody where he’s being held on a battery charge.

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“He didn’t have to do that,” Potts said of Williams, “[Lucy] was just protecting her family.

According to Wink News, a memorial service may be held in Lucy’s honour.

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“She’s gonna be missed,” said Potts.

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