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Three Dogs Dead in Follansbee Dog Attack

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BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. -

Authorities are investigating a dog attack that occurred on Sunday in Follansbee.

According to officials in Brooke County, an owner was walking a Collie-mix dog about 6:30 a.m. when two pit bulls on the loose attacked the Collie in Oak Alley. Authorities said as the owner attempted to break up the dogs and was bitten.

Wellsburg Police and the Brooke County Sheriff's office responded along with the Brooke County assistant dog warden. Authorities said officers were forced to shoot and kill the pit bulls.

The collie died from injuries, and all three dogs' bodies were taken to the animal shelter.

Charges are pending against the owner of two pit bulls.