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Deputy kills dog attacking owner in Spartanburg

Nov 22, 2010 12:25:00 PM - thestate.com
A Spartanburg County sheriff's deputy has shot and killed a pit bull he says attacked several people including the dog's owner.

The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported that Deputy Ryan Miller shot the dog Saturday. Miller arrived at a home and found the owner bleeding and holding the animal down while emergency medical workers tried to tie a wire from a nearby porch to the dog's collar.

Once the dog was hooked up, the owner tried to stand up and the dog bit down on the owners arm and would not let go. That is when the deputy shot the dog twice. Medical workers had to pry the dog's jaws off the owner's arm after the dog died.

The dog's body will be tested for rabies.

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