Dog shot, killed by deputies to halt dog fight

Source: MGN Online
Source: MGN Online

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A dog was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies in Georgetown County in their attempt to break up a dog fight.

That fight had reportedly been going on for over half an hour before deputies arrived on Apple Street in Andrews around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

The press release from the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office says a crowd of children and adults were in the street where the two pit bull dogs were fighting, and the deputies intervened in an attempt to protect those in the area.

After trying to stop the fight with verbal commands, the use of a taser was sufficient to subdue one of the dogs, whose owner claims they were going for a walk when the other dog attacked. That owner says they hid on a nearby car.

The other dog could not be stopped even after being tased several times. That's when deputies "were left with no other option but to shoot and kill the aggressive animal to end the attack," the press release states.

The owner of the deceased canine could not be located. The condition of the dog that survived is unknown.

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