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Pit Bull Bites Sheriff’s Deputy During Call In Pahrump

PAHRUMP — A sheriff's deputy has been released from a hospital following a pit bull attack in Pahrump.

According to a news release from the Nye County Sheriff's Office, the deputy was attacked by the dog while he was responding to a call in Pahrump on Tuesday. Officials say the dog charged at the deputy as he was making his way to the front porch of a home.

The sheriff's office says the deputy used pepper spray on the animal, but it had little effect.

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The dog was taken to Nye County Animal Control for a 10-day quarantine period after the dog owner could not provide current rabies vaccinations records.