Tellico Village woman dies following dog attack
Deputies with the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a woman being killed by a dog in Loudon County, according to officials.
TELLICO VILLIAGE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officials with the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office were on scene of a death of a woman who may have been killed by her own dog. according to LCSO Spokesperson Matt Fagiana.
Witnesses called 911 saying that they saw a dog attack a human and when deputies arrived they saw a large black dog standing over a body, according to Fagiana.
“Deputies were unable to approach the victim due to the potential attack from the dog and a LCSO Deputy was forced to shoot and kill the animal,” Fagiana said. “The victim, later identified as a local Tellico Village woman, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Priority EMS Paramedics. Her identity is being withheld pending notification of family.”
Fagiana said the dog was a shepherd breed that was trained as a personal protection dog.
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