UPDATE (2:55 p.m. Tuesday): A report on the incident from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office indicates that deputies responded to Mossy Oak Lane around 6:19 p.m. after receiving a call about a dog bite.

The victim, a Melinda Martinez, suffered “severe lacerations,” that there was damage to a window at her home as well and that the dog was “field euthanized.” There will be further investigation.

Sheriff’s deputies and EMS responded to the scene.

ORIGINAL STORY: Lee County sheriff’s deputies were forced to shoot a dog which had apparently attacked its owner in Lemon Springs Monday evening, the Rant has learned.

A woman in the Mossy Oak Lane area of Lemon Springs, which is off Peach Orchard Road in southern Lee County, was attacked by a pitbull dog which she reportedly owned, according to reports. Responding deputies had to shoot the dog after attempts to pepper spray it apparently proved ineffective. The dog died as a result of the shooting, sources tell the Rant.

The woman’s injuries were apparently serious but not life threatening.

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