From Otago Daily Times
A Christchurch man was forced to stab to death a pitbull which latched on to his arm.
The 47-year-old man was at a property at Bower Ave, New Brighton, on Tuesday night when the dog, apparently startled by cats fighting, attacked him, The Press reported.
As the man tried to push the pitbull away, it locked on his arm.
Sergeant Stephen McDaniel said the man was forced to ask the dog's owner for permission to kill the dog.
"The dog was killed by the male with a knife. The owner was present, obviously upset . . . It was pretty messy, but no further action will be taken by us."
The victim was treated at Christchurch Hospital for serious arm and stomach and discharged.