UPDATE:Dog attacks on the rise in Corinth

CORINTH – Reports of dog attacks have increased in Corinth, with three occurring during March alone.

Police say all of the attacks except one since April 2008 have involved pit bull dogs.

The most recent incident occurred on Saturday when police responded to a request by the Corinth-Alcorn Humane Society to assist at a residence where the shelter was picking up some dogs.

Police Chief David Lancaster said the officer raised her arm to block the dog, which bit her arm, leaving two deep puncture wounds. She was then able to get away from the dog. The officer was treated and released for the injury, and the dog was taken by the shelter.

Lancaster says the key is the vicious dogs need to be properly restrained, and owners need to make sure they don’t get out.

The Associated Press

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