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Hybrid Wolf Dogs Enter Yard And Attack Another Dog

Last updated on Thursday, October 17, 2013

(FRANKLIN) - A Johnson County woman is warning other pet owners after a neighbor’s wolf dogs attacked her dog.

Angel Pope says her 7-year-old lab-basset hound mix Shadow saved her son's life and that of another puppy.

According to a report from Johnson County Animal Control, two wolf-hybrid dogs entered Pope's yard and attacked her dog.

Pope called 911. It took a police officer firing a shot to scare the wolf hybrids away so they could stop the attack on Shadow and get him to safety.

A surgery, hundreds of stitches, a cone and $1,000 later, Shadow is going to be okay.

The owners of the wolf hybrids gave them up to go live at a rescue.

In Indiana, wolf hybrids can live wherever they want as long as their owners keep them inside an area that has a roof and is at least six feet tall.

Like many leash laws for regular dogs, wolf hybrids can't roam free, but you don't need a special permit to own one.

The wolf hybrids' owners were fined for the dogs getting loose. The owners said their dogs dug under the fence to get out, but denied the animals were part wolf, calling them German Shepherd mixes.

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