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Owner Cited After Dog Fight

Police in Manassas have issued a citation against a Georgetown South resident after her loose dog got in a fight with another dog returning home from a walk with its owner.

Police in Manassas have issued a citation against a Georgetown South resident after her loose dog got in a fight with another dog returning home from a walk with its owner.

Manassas City Police Officers  responded to Bragg Lane in Georgetown South on April 3 at 5:30 p.m. for the report of two dogs at large. Upon arrival, they were informed that an owner had taken their male white and black male pit bull for a walk and had been followed back to a residence by a brown male pit bull that was at large.  The two dogs then began fighting in the yard.

The owner of the white and black dog attempted to intervene but was unsuccessful.  According to police, children began to approach the two fighting dogs in order to help intervene. 

An officer then deployed a taser on the attacking unattended dog with no success. The officer then sprayed the dogs with pepper spray, which also had no effect, according to police.  The officer then deployed her taser on the attacking unattended dog a second time, which paused the fighting long enough to retrieve the white dog and return him to his home, police said.   The unattended dog fled to his home where he was contained in the backyard by officers.

The owner of the at large dog received a citation for allowing a dog to run at large, and for not producing a rabies certificate.  Her court date is set for April 23.

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