Clearwater resident and dog bit by loose pit bull

A Clearwater resident said he was bit by a roaming pit bull after trying to break up a dog fight this afternoon.

The victim was transported to Aiken Medical Regional Center for a bite on the left hand, said Aiken County Animal Control Chief Officer Bobby Arthurs. The pit bull was involved in a fight with a mixed breed dog after getting loose in the 100 block of Carn Park Drive around 2:30 p.m., Officer Arthurs said. The man said he tried to break up the fight, and was bitten by the pit bull, Officer Arthurs said.

The victim had a minor injury, he said. The other dog in the fight will be treated by a veterinarian for injuries to its neck.

Animal Control has detained the pit bull until an undetermined court date, he said.

The owner was not present at the time of the incident, and could be charged with animal creating a nuisance and other charges, Officer Authurs said.

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