A Detroit woman credits her dog with saving her life, but a city-wide breed ban could separate her from her loyal pooch.
When Jamie Kraczkowski was allegedly being physically assaulted by her drunken, then-boyfriend, Jamie Dopke, her dog, Isis or “Ice,” intervened on her behalf.
My Fox Detroit interviewed Kraczkoski about the frightening experience:
“Finally, when my head got hit against the wall, she just grabbed his pant leg and she was done. She was done with him abusing me - and abusing her.”
Dopke left the scene, but turned himself in to police a week later.
Charged with domestic violence and out on bond, Dopke contends the dog attacked him. He required 30 stitches (Editor's note:Warning, the following images are graphic):
In a Fox 2 News video, an unidentified member of the Hazel Park police department shared his opinion on the incident:
“If I had a dog and I was being attacked by somebody, I'd hope my dog would intervene.”
Hazel Park police told Kraczkowski considering her situation, Isis won't be euthanized, but pitbulls are banned within the city so she has five days to find somewhere to place it.
“Thank God they're allowing me to do home quarantine now. But, you know, it's been pretty traumatizing for me,” she says.
Jamie says she is now not only scared, but is also losing hope.
“Everything is in [Dopke's] name. The lease is in his name. The utilities are in his name. I don't know what's going to happen with my dog,” she says. “I definitely don't feel safe without her.”
One of Kraczkowski's friends and a neighbor have launched a GoFundMe campaign to help raise the funds which Jamie Kraczkowski and Isis need to relocate. As of March 26, $7,505 of the $25,000 goal had been raised.
A petition, with a goal of 78,000 signatures, has also been started to change the city’s breed ban. As of March 26, the petition had 77,896 signatures.