UPDATE: 2:38 P.M. – According to officials, around 11 a.m. this morning, Hernando County Sheriff’s Deputies and an Animal Enforcement Officer were dispatched to a call for service in the 9600 block of River Road in Spring Hill.
The male caller advised dispatchers his dog was attacked by a neighbor’s dog. During the attack, the male caller shot the neighbor’s dog and then called 911.
While responding to the call, deputies learned that the injured dog was being taken to a veterinarian by its owner. The dog is reportedly in very critical condition.
Upon arrival, Sergeant Dustin Mormando exited his vehicle and was walking on the sidewalk toward the residence of the original caller. The caller, along with his dog that had reportedly been attacked by the neighbor’s dog, were walking on the caller’s property. Suddenly, the dog left his owner’s side and charged at Sergeant Mormando, who quickly retreated to the street and attempted to get back to his vehicle. Within seconds, the dog caught up to Sergeant Mormando, biting him on the right thigh.
Sergeant Mormando immediately drew his service weapon and discharged it at the dog. The dog released him and ran back to his owner. The dog was not hit by the gunfire.
Sergeant Mormando suffered minor injuries from the dog bite and is being treated by a local physician.
The case is still active with charges pending.
SPRING HILL – Fire Rescue responded to the 9600 block of River Road this morning, after reports that a Sheriff’s Deputy had been attacked by a dog and was forced to shoot the animal in self-defense.
BROOKSVILLE – It may sound like a fancy medical term but to those who have suffered from weight-gain, lethargy, chronic fatigue, depression, and a number of other symptoms, Dr. David Moreno says Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy can correct the body’s natural aging process and help you feel young again.
HERNANDO – Over the last few days RNRF has received numerous tips from concerned parents and students who were worried about possible threats of violence in and around our public schools. We kept close ties with the Hernando County School Board and Sheriff’s Office, who assured us that all threats were investigated and were unfounded.
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