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ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (KDKA) — A man was LifeFlighted to a Pittsburgh hospital after being attacked by a dog at the Beaver County Humane Society on Tuesday.

The Humane Society confirmed the incident, which occurred shortly after 6 p.m., saying in a release that a man came into the shelter at 394 Brodhead Road in Center Township to re-adopt a 7-year-old Shar-Pei mix he had surrendered in November.

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According to a release, staff was told the man had raised the dog since it was a 4-week-old puppy, but it attacked him outside of the facility as he was leaving with it.

Staff and volunteers say they had no behavior issues or incidents with the dog while it was in their care.

Officials have not released the man’s condition.

Stay with KDKA and for more information as it becomes available.

Comments (6)
  1. Izak Birch says:

    Sharpei mix? Mixed with what? Pit Bull?

    1. Richard Thomas says:

      Why do you mention Pit Bull? Any dog can become vicious.

      1. Craig Brown says:

        there’s that “any dog’ excuse about pit bulls

  2. Leslie Allen Taylor says:

    You have to wonder what their relationship was like. No behavior problems while he was in the shelter but as soon as he’s with this guy he freaks? There’s more to this story than we’ll ever know.

  3. John VanMunster says:

    Shar-Pie mix? hahaha… gimme-a-break… I can’t understand why news reporters are so gullible!?!? Whatever happened to honest factual reporting????

  4. Rebecca Furr says:

    shar pei mixed with pit bull..mix anything with pit bull and you have a potential killer

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