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Shoshone County deputy kills attacking dog

A Shoshone County Sheriff’s deputy shot a dog Friday after the aggressive animal bit him twice, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release. A woman in the Burke Canyon area near Wallace, Idaho, called shortly before 1 p.m. Friday to complain that a large dog, which she described as a pit bull, was acting aggressively and not allowing her to leave her home. A deputy arrived to investigate and the dog approached and bit him in the lower leg, the release said. The deputy said he tried to retreat, but the dog bit him a second time on the thigh. The deputy then shot and killed the dog. The deputy, whose name has not been released, was treated at the Shoshone Medical Center and released. The breed of the dog has not yet been confirmed, the press release said. Deputies are attempting to locate the dog’s owner.
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