A 27-year-old mother allegedly tried to drown her sons, aged nine and five on Thursday. A pitbull named Buddy is believed to have intervened and dragged the nine-year-old boy out of a river after his mother allegedly tried to drown him.
Buddy was detained by Murray River Council rangers on Thursday after the incident, but police officers said they do not intend to put down the dog after finding he ‘was acting in reasonable defense of the nine year old boy’ who is now in hospital. Buddy will be returned to his owners. Read the full story here ▶