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UPDATE: Deputy Shoots Dog in Marietta

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UPDATE 8/25/2014 5:10 PM

One of the three mastiffs we told you about last week was shot down Monday by a Washington County deputy.

The dog was being held at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley after an animal cruelty case out of Belpre last week.

Around 10 a.m. Monday authorities sent a message out, warning neighbors they were searching for the dangerous dog.

Authorities say the dog ripped through the chain link fence Monday morning outside the Humane Society.

The responding deputy found it running around the Marietta Country Club, behind a home.

Washington County Sheriff's Office Captain Troy Hawkins says when the deputy got out of the car the dog remained aggressive, leaving the deputy no choice but to shoot it.


UPDATE 8/25/2014 2:30 PM

Washington County deputies and Humane Officers say they found a vicious dog that was running loose in Marietta Monday.


UPDATE 8/25/2014 10:30 AM

Warning: Washington County deputies and Humane Officers are out looking for a dog who they say is very dangerous.

It looks very similar to the dog in the photo shown here.

They are asking people to keep their dogs inside if you live around Mt. Tom Road in Marietta.

The dog is one of the mastiffs taken from the Belpre home on Sycamore Street last Thursday.

Deputy Kelly McGilton says the dog ripped through the chain link fence this morning outside the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley.

He then ran through the corn fields and was last seen off Mt . Tom road, off County House Lane.

Deputy McGilton is asking anyone that has a dog, to keep your dog inside. This mastiff is animal aggressive. She believes if you are out walking with your dog, he may attack.

Two years ago the dog attacked, ate and killed another dog.

She says the owners were able to file an appeal during the process and told the court the dog was stolen and gone. Only to bring him back a year or so later.

There are units on foot and driving around the area to try and find the dog.

If you see him, do not approach the dog.

Call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 740-376-7070


Dogs and cats living in deplorable conditions.

An animal abuse case in Belpre, with a minor living in the home as well.

Washington County deputies took about dozen animals from a home on Sycamore Street in Belpre, and children's services responded as well.

Authorities say these animals were living in their own urine and feces.

The owner of the animals, Jennifer Lutz, is currently in the hospital, but her child and the grandmother are still living in the home.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office took all the animals out of the home Thursday afternoon.

Deputies say they took three Mastiffs, two small dogs and multiple cats to the Humane Society of Ohio Valley in Marietta.

Deputy Kelly McGilton, the dog warden, says some of the dogs were sickly, or have skin irritation that appear to be caused by the living conditions.

the grandmother would not go on camera when we spoke with her Thursday afternoon.

She said she is just shaken up.

The child was taken to another home.

Deputy McGilton says charges will be filed.


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