ANDERSON CO., SC (WSPA) – Deputies said a man has been taken to the hospital after a dog attack in Anderson County, Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a home on Jackson Street for a report of a man being attacked by four dogs. This happened near Westside High School.
When deputies arrived, they said the dogs had torn the clothes of the man and the dogs were actively attacking him.
Deputies said for the victim’s safety they fired at two of the dogs, killing both. The other two dogs ran into the home.
The victim was taken to the hospital with several injuries.
A man who lives next door said he didn’t see the attack and doesn’t know what happened. However, the neighbor said he previously saw the dogs dragging the victim once before.
“The only thing we know is he was out there about two weeks ago with a holes pipe and he was going to do something with it. Them four dogs grabbed that holes pipe and drugged him all over that backyard,” said Kenneth Johnson, neighbor.
The victim’s wife tells 7News that the dogs – Boxers – have never been violent and aren’t violent pets. She said she doesn’t know what happened.
The wife also said her husband is doing fine and is expected to be okay.
The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said forensic investigators and animal control responded to the scene to investigate. We’re still working to find out what transpired before the attack.