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* Sonoma Sheriff’s Deputy Shoots and Kills Pit Bull Dog After Being Attacked

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A Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a pit bull in Santa Rosa on Friday after it apparently attacked him during a domestic
disturbance call.  Deputies responded to the domestic disturbance dispute in the 1900 block of Ludwig Avenue at about 11:25 a.m. after a woman was heard screaming, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department.  When deputies arrived at the home, a pit bull immediately bit one deputy on the leg, authorities said. The deputy was unable to get free, and after unsuccessfully attempting to dislodge the dog by pepper spraying it, he shot the animal with his handgun to stop the attack.  The deputy was taken to a local hospital, where he was released after being treated for injuries to his ankle and calf from the bite. The dog died from gunshot wounds at the home, and Sonoma County Animal Control responded to its death.
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