Wife dead, husband injured in "savage" pit bull attack Sunday

Published: Dec. 24, 2017 at 3:36 PM EST
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One woman is dead and her husband suffered severe injuries after the Bell County Sheriff’s Department says the couple was attacked by a pair of pit bulls.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, Bell County Dispatch was called about 10:20 Sunday morning for a dog attack on Highway 66 in the Wiser Branch area.

Once Deputies arrived, they found a woman and her husband “had been savagely attacked by two pit bulls”. We’re told the woman died from her injuries in the attack. But her husband was able to shoot both dogs, killing one while the other ran off. He also suffered severe injuries in the attack.

Deputies say the dogs, however, did not belong to the husband and wife.

Bell County Sheriff Mitch Williams is asking the community to be on the lookout for a brown pit bull that is injured. Under no circumstances are you to approach what is believed to be a dangerous animal.

If you see a dog matching that description in the Arjay or surrounding area, you’re asked to call authorities immediately.

The names of the husband and wife will be released once family has been notified.