3 dogs seized after NC grandmother killed, 2 children injured in attack

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MARIETTA, N.C. (WNCN) — Robeson County officials said Tuesday that they have seized three dogs after a grandmother was killed in a dog attack last month.

The dog attack involved Rottweilers and happened the evening of Dec. 10, 2018, in the 2200 block of Olivet Church Road in the Marietta Community, according to Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins.

The four dogs involved in the attack were shot by deputies during the incident.

Officials said the woman who died was 73-year-old Esta Currier, of Olivet Church Road.

Two children, ages 9 and 7, were also injured. The two children were Currier’s grandchildren and required surgery, but are recovering, officials said Monday.

The sheriff’s office told the Associated Press the dogs were owned by Currier’s brother. 

The removal of dogs on Monday came after an investigation following the deadly attack, a news release Tuesday said. The dogs were taken from a home in the 2200 block of Olivet Church Road in Fairmont.

“The investigation revealed that the owners of the dogs were still in possession of other dogs that had cautions on their records and their rabies shots were not up to date,” the news release said.

The investigation is continuing, officials said.

— WBTW contributed to this report

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