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Man mauled by 3 pit bulls during run

6:45 AM, Jun 11, 2013   |    comments
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ATHENS, Ga. -- Police say an Athens man is recovering from an estimated 20 bites after being attacked by three pit bulls.

The unidentified 26-year-old man was out for a run Sunday when the dogs attacked him, leaving wounds to his face, back, arms, legs and other parts of his body. The man was bleeding heavily when police arrived.

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Witnesses told police the owner of the dogs would let them loose when people passed by, and authorities say none of the dogs had rabies tags.

Police say a similar attack involving the same dogs happened in 2012.

The dogs have been taken into custody by Athens-Clarke County Animal Control and the incident remains under investigation. It wasn't immediately clear if the owner of the dogs was arrested.

(Associated Press)

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