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Dog shot after attacking intruders during Stark County home invasion

Beacon Journal staff report

CANTON: Stark County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a home invasion early Wednesday in which a dog was shot after confronting the intruders.

According to a report from Sheriff George T. Maier’s office, deputies responded to a residence in the 1400 block of 30th Street Northeast, Plain Township, about 1:50 a.m.

Two or three unidentified intruders had entered the residence by force and were pointing a firearm when the homeowner’s dog attacked. In the course of fleeing, the intruders shot the dog.

The dog was taken to a local animal hospital and is expected to survive.

No other injuries were reported.

Anyone who has information is asked to call 330-430-3800.


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