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'It's Been Pretty Traumatizing': Woman Forced To Give Up Pit Bull After It Saved Her From Domestic Violence

| by Lisa Fogarty
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A 2-year-old pit bull who was credited with saving a woman from a domestic violence attack by her boyfriend will have to be removed from the victim's home, according to authorities.

Jamie Kraczkowski of Hazel Park, Michigan, says her dog, Isis, who is also known as Ice, stepped in to protect her after her boyfriend at the time, Jamie Dopke, reportedly hit her while he was drunk, reports My FOX Detroit.

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"Finally, when my head got hit against the wall, she just grabbed his pant leg and she was done," Kraczkowski told My FOX Detroit. "She was done with him abusing me -- and abusing her."

Dopke, who reportedly broke Kraczkowski's cell phone as she was calling 911, left the house after Ice attacked him. He turned himself into Hazel Park police Thursday and was charged with domestic violence, but is now out on bond. Police say he told them the dog's attack had resulted in injuries to his leg that required 30 stitches. 

Police reportedly told Kraczkowski that Ice didn't have to be euthanized, given her situation, but that pit bulls are banned in the city and she has five days to find him another home.

"Thank God they're allowing me to do home quarantine now. But, you know, it's been pretty traumatizing for me," she said. 

Kraczkowski said the uncertainty about her dog only adds to her overall anxiety. She said her home's lease is in Dopke's name, as are the utilities, and that she doesn't feel safe without Ice. 

Source: My FOX Detroit/Photo Credit: Screenshot