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Teen, elderly man attacked by pack of dogs in Pasco County

Dog attempts to attack deputy, shots fired
Posted at 8:17 AM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 00:08:31-04

SHADY HILLS, Fla. — A 15-year-old boy suffered minor injuries and an elderly man suffered serious injuries after a pack of dogs attacked both of them at two different locations in Pasco County on Thursday morning.

Deputies responded to two dog attacks in Shady Hills after a call came in at 6:53 a.m. that the dogs were roaming in the area of Crews Lake Park. Deputies say preliminary information indicates that a pack consisting of three adult dogs and two puppies attacked the two victims. Initially, the Sheriff's Office reported that the dogs were bulldogs. The owner confirmed to ABC Action News that the dogs involved are pit bulls.

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The boy was bit on his leg while he was walking to school or waiting for the bus and suffered minor injuries, according to the Sheriff's Office. The elderly man suffered serious injuries at a separate attack involving the same pack of dogs. Details about the attack have not been released.

One of the dogs attempted to attack a deputy on scene and the deputy fired at the dog. The deputy involved was not injured, but the dog was humanely euthanized at the request of the owner.

The three dogs involved in the attack have been impounded and are in the custody of Pasco County Animal Services. Two puppies at the scene were not involved in the attack and have been returned to the owners. All five dogs belonged to the same owner.