Two people attacked by family dog in Virginia

Two people attacked by family dog in Virginia
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BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Bedford County deputies say the dog responsible for the attack of a mother and daughter has been put down.

Deputies say at 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from the 8800 block of Falling Creek Road from a female reporting that she and her mother were being attacked by the family dog and needed help fast.

Upon arrival, deputies found the mother, age 43, and daughter, age 24, were suffering from severe injuries as a result of the dog attack. Both women were seen lying on the ground and the dog was circling them.

Deputies say they also found two small children in a car unharmed.

Due to the injuries of the victims and imminent danger, a deputy was forced to dispatch the dog, authorities say.

The mother was transported to the hospital by air and the daughter was transported by ambulance. Deputies say they transported the dog’s remains to the Bedford County Health Department for testing.

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