A mother, who is not being identified in the media due to legal reasons, took her two sons, a 9-year-old and a 5-year-old, to the Murray River in Moama, New South Wales. Several witness citizen testified that the night before, the mother said she “had to drown my babies.”
The 5-year-old boy end up drowning to death during the horrific incident but the pit bull managed to stop the mother to save the 9-year-old from completely drowning.
Buddy the pitbull was taken in by the police as investigation occurs. His owners were terrified at first as it was unidentified whether the canine was acting in favor of the boy’s life. They were relieved when New South Wales police announced that Buddy acted the way he did to save the 9 year old.
The quick-thinking pitbull will not be put down after police determined that the brave dog saved the child, who was also mauled, from his mother who was allegedly trying to kill her own children. The boy had undergone two emergency surgeries to treat the injuries he got from the mauling.
The mother has been officially charged with the murder of her 5-year-old son and the attempted murder of her 9-year-old son.