Humane Society seizes dog after attack

FUNKSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The Washington County Humane Society says it has impounded a pit bull linked to an attack that killed 12 sheep on a farm near Funkstown, Md. Spokeswoman Katherine Cooker said Monday the dog will be declared "vicious and dangerous."

Maryland State Police say the dog was one of two that farmer Joseph Frey confronted on his farm Sunday morning. They say Frey's son, Justin, shot and killed one of the dogs. Investigators traced the other dog to a home in Funkstown.

The dogs allegedly killed 12 sheep and injured eight more.

The owners of the dogs, Shannon Garrett and Kayla Murphy were fined $250 per dog for animals running at large. They now have 10 days to appeal the Humane Society's decision.

The local Humane Society investigates animal-control violations in Washington County.

Information from: The Herald-Mail.

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