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Health Department Designates Dogs Who Attacked Deputy As 'Dangerous'

Posted August 9, 2003 10:30 a.m. EDT

— The

Chatham County Health Department

has labeled five dogs that attacked a deputy dangerous.

Deputy Melissa Buchman was mauled by the Bulldogs last month when she was checking an alarm on the owners' property.

The Health Department designation means the dogs must be muzzled and confined.

Buchman is recovering from bites that required 28 stitches. She is considering a lawsuit against the dogs' owners.