A child was injured Saturday in a dog attack in Natrona County.

A sheriff’s deputy and a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper were responding to a car burglary about 1 p.m. when they saw a German Shepard attacking two young girls in a trailer park on Lathrop Road, according to a sheriff's office report.

The trooper stood between the dog and the children and used pepper spray on the dog when it lunged at him.

The pepper spray did not have an effect on the dog, the report states. When the dog lunged at the deputy, he shot it in the chest with his Taser, and it fell to the ground.

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It then got up and ran away. The dog was later found in the parking lot of HQ Southern BBQ in Evansville.

One of the girls was bitten by the dog. According to the report, the dog's owner has been cited twice previously for dog bites.

Metro Animal Control impounded the dog.

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Contact Lillian Schrock at 307-266-0574 or at lillian.schrock@trib.com. Follow her on Twitter @lillieschrock.


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