Dog That Attacked 3 in Sikeston Killed

4 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, June 26 2013 Jun 26, 2013 Wednesday, June 26, 2013 9:00:52 AM CDT June 26, 2013 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities in the southeast Missouri town of Sikeston say a dog that had already bitten three people was killed to keep it from attacking others.

The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that the White Japanese Akita was killed Sunday. The dog was seized on June 13 after biting off the tip of its owner's index finger, and biting the shoulder of a friend of the owner. The animal was placed in a shelter, but escaped confinement on Sunday and attacked a worker.

Police say the shelter worker had severe bites on both hands and the tip of his left middle finger was bitten off. The dog was found in a field and was killed by a police officer

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