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Grant County sheriff: Man killed in his home by his dog

October 9, 2020 GMT

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — A man was killed and his wife seriously injured when they were attacked by their dog in their Moses Lake home.

Grant County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kyle Foreman said deputies were called to the trailer home on Thursday morning for a report of an animal attack.

KREM-TV reported the woman was found with serious but non-life-threatening injuries consistent with a dog attack and was taken to Samaritan Hospital.

Foreman said first responders tried to resuscitate the man at the scene but he was pronounced dead. Foreman said the man’s injuries were consistent with a dog attack. His identity is being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

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Foreman said the dog appeared to be a pit bull or similar mix. The dog was injured during the incident and was taken to a local veterinarian.