Dog bites Hernando County deputy responding to dog attack call

Posted at 2:42 PM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 14:42:37-04

A Hernando County deputy had to be taken to the hospital after he was bit by a dog while responding to a service call about a dog attack.

It happened in the 9600 block of River Road in Spring Hill on Wednesday.

Around 11 a.m., a deputy and an Animal Enforcement Officer were dispatched to the area after a man called to report his dog was attacked by his neighbor's dog.

That caller shot his neighbor's dog during the attack.

The dog was taken a veterinarian by its owner and is said to be in critical condition.

When Sergeant Dustin Mormando arrived to the home of the caller, the dog that was attacked charged him.

Sergeant Mormando attempted to get back to his vehicle, but the dog bit him on the right thigh.  He fired his gun at the dog and it released him. The dog was not hit.

Sgt. Mormando had to be treated by a local physician for his injuries.

Charges are pending.