OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Six dogs attacked two people in Oconee County Monday morning, sending one to the hospital.
The attack happened just after 11 a.m. on Burns Drive, according to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said a woman called 911 and said she had been bitten by dogs. While she was on the phone, deputies said another man was attacked by the same dogs.
The man was taken to the hospital for his injuries.
The owner of the dogs, Wanda Lynn Thrasher was given multiple citations including 12 for public nuisance charges and seven for rabies violations.
The six dogs were signed over to Oconee County Animal Control and were later euthanized. They will be sent to the Department of Health and Environmental Control for rabies testing.
The sheriff’s office says the most important reminder after an attack like this is making sure your animals are contained.
“Obviously, whether that’s a leash, or if they are with their owner, that the owner has some type of verbal command over the particular pets,” Oconee County Sheriff’s Office PIO, Jimmy Watt said.
Oconee County does not have a leash law, but there is an animal control ordinance that requires pet owners to keep their animals on their property.
Rabies vaccinations for your animals are also a state law.
“If an animal bites somebody and they do have rabies, it’s a very dangerous situation for the person that was bitten,” Watt said.
The sheriff’s office and animal control are continuing to investigate.
Thrasher is expected to appear in court sometime in February.