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Dog fight leaves one animal dead

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Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputies had to use force to stop a dog fight to protect the safety of a crowd of people, which included children, who gathered to watch.

At about 5:30 PM Wednesday, March 27, Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Apple Street in the Andrews Community of Georgetown County concerning two large dogs fighting in the road.

According to reports, Sheriff's deputies found approximately 10 children and two adults standing near two pit bull dogs attacking each other. Deputies attempted to separate the dogs after the crowd of people were moved to safe location but to no avail. 

Deputies used a taser to break up the fight. While the taser worked on one dog, it had no effect on the other which continued its attack on the other dog which was incapacitated. 

After multiple taser stuns to the head of the attacker had negative results, in the
interest of public safety, deputies were left with no other option but to shoot and kill the
aggressive animal to end the attack.

Sheriff's deputies attempted to locate the owner of the deceased dog, but no one would claim ownership. The owner of the other pit bull told deputies they had been walking their dog when the second animal ran towards them and they were forced to retreat onto a nearby car as the two dogs began to fight.

Witnesses stated that the attack had been ongoing for about 30 minutes before deputies were called.

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