A Lady Lake man used a kitchen knife to stab a Pit Bull that attacked a three-month-old Labrador/Pit Bull mix puppy.
Lady Lake police and an animal control officer were called to a house in the April Hills Subdivision at about 10 p.m. Easter Sunday.
The man told officers that someone mistakenly had let the Pit Bull out while the puppy was out. The Pit Bull attacked the puppy and the man stabbed the Pit Bull to try to get it to release the puppy.
The puppy was taken to an emergency veterinary clinic and the animal control officer took custody of the Pit Bull.
The man and his stepson were treated at the scene by EMS personnel.