A 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a boy, 13, in an alleged row over a dog.
Michael Stevenson, who was detained in hospital, is now recovering at home after a single stab wound to his back.
His pet dog died of knife wounds in the alleged incident on 12 February in Cherry Lane, Sale, Greater Manchester.
Greater Manchester Police said a man had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and was currently being questioned in custody.
Michael, who had been playing football before he was stabbed, needed emergency surgery as the knife had punctured one of his kidneys.
His family said at one stage his survival chances were given as 50-50.