Woman charged after 5 dogs attack woman attending funeral in Spartanburg Co.

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SPARTANBURG CO., SC (WSPA) – A Spartanburg County woman has been charged after officials say she allowed five dogs to escape and attack another woman, Monday.

The Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement Department responded to the dog attack on a 76-year-old woman on Gap Creek Road.

According to the warrants, the five dogs belonged to Daisy Ann Anderson and said she knowingly and willingly allowed the dogs to escape knowing that they had a tendency to run at-large, bite or attempt to bite people.

The victim suffered puncture wounds to her body from the dogs and witnesses told investigators that one of the dogs was yanking the victim and trying to pull her. Officials say the victim was attending a funeral at the time.

Anderson was charged with five counts of Penalty for Owner of Dangerous Animal Attack and Injures a Human, according to the Environmental Enforcement Department. She was also charged with violations of a local animal control ordinance.

Anderson was taken to the Spartanburg County Detention Center on an unrelated shoplifting charge in Greer and has since been released.

The five dogs were impounded and are currently under a rabies quarantine at the Spartanburg Humane Society.

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