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Dog put down after biting three people

Feb. 24, 2012 at 3:49 PM   |   Comments

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A dog was put down in West Palm Beach, Fla., after attacking at least three people, including two children and a firefighter.

Officials say the firefighter was bitten Thursday while trying to stop the dog, a cane corso mix, from biting a 3-year-old girl, The Palm Beach Post reported. Fire-rescue crews had responded after a 13-year-old girl was bitten.

The dog may also have attacked an older woman, its owner's granddaughter.

Officials say the dog did not have a license and was not current on its rabies vaccination. Brain samples were taken to determine if the animal was infected with rabies.

The cane corso is an Italian breed used as a guard and hunting dog.

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