News Man attacked, killed by newly adopted dog

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    MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- A Madison County man is dead after his newly adopted dog attacked him Thursday afternoon.

    Charlie Butler owns the antique mall beside the house on Highway 70, and said a woman came over screaming for help. He said he never expected to find Anthony Riggs dead in the home with his newly adopted companion as the suspected killer.

    "We had become real good friends, and he happened to come in yesterday morning and had gotten a dog," Butler said. "It just all went from there. He showed me the dog yesterday morning, and he went home and she got home in the evening and found what had happened."

    The Madison County Sheriff's Office said a 5-year-old Rottweiler attacked and killed the 67-year-old Thursday afternoon.

    Just hours earlier, Riggs had come back from Jackson-Madison County Rabies Control with a brand new friend he thought would be a great companion for him.

    "When I got over there at the time, all were upset," Butler said. "I didn't know what had happened, but when I got over there the dog was trying to attack her, and it was just a job to try and get him out of the house. But the sheriff showed up and took care of the rest of it."

    Deputies put down the dog, fearing he would attack the people who had gathered outside.

    "It's just one of those tragic stories that we want to encourage people to adopt pets, but then you have a situation like this that occurs, and it just is mind-boggling. It's disheartening," Tom Mapes with the Madison County Sheriff's Office said.

    "My heart and prayers and thoughts are with the family this morning, because that was really something to walk in on. It had to be very hard," Butler said.

    The Madison County Health Department wouldn't comment on their pet adoption policy and whether or not they tell new owners if the pets have been aggressive in the past. They did say they were working with the sheriff's office on the investigation.

    Investigators still haven't uncovered what caused the dog to attack.

    http://www.wbbjtv.com/news/local/Man-attacked-and-killed-by-newly-adopted-dog-348029911.html
     
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    Howard was right, adopted kids never love you!
     
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    Fido killed his forever family:bigcry:
     
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    I hope Daisy never attacks me
     
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    Did the dog get a fair trial? He may have been framed by a bear. A black bear...
     
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    sad story
    I like rottis
     
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    This just happened near my town, a pitbull killed an 11 month old baby because it got close to it's food dish. Why anyone would have a pitbull in the same house as a baby is beyond me.
     
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    that'll teach the guy not to cover his ween in peanut butter
     
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    Investigators still haven't uncovered what caused the dog to attack


    Hey pooch I only adopted you so I can give you to a nice lady in NY,
    She will take lots of pictures and write a book about you. You will be famous!
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    How do you feel about that?
     
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    my favorite ex used to raise rotties. i came within inches of losing my balls, my throat, and getting torn up over the years. the lesson learned is, never let a gf use you as attack practice for her dogs and don't get drunk and do stupid shit with huge dogs you don't know very well! :bigcry:
     
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    Sad Story, I too love animals that were bred to tear flesh; and and basically be mean!

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    That's why I like smaller dogs. You never hear of anyone getting mauled to death by a Boston terrier.
     
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    so many of our brothers and sisters are using pets as sex objects...
     
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    Yeah. that's my rule. I only adopt dogs I can take in a fight.
     
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    #ForeverHome takes on a new meaning.
     
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    Can I be serious here for a second? Adopt animals in foster homes....I fostered (real dogs, not this frickin' kitten crap).....we screen. I did in fact have to put down a dog that was a potential hazard & I could not rehabilitate him.
     
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    #Rottweilerlivesmatter
     
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