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A dog was shot and injured Friday evening after it attacked an Oregon State Police officer.

The officer approached a woman who had an unrestrained dog with her around Sixth Street and Altamont Avenue. According to OSP, the dog attacked the officer and he fired his weapon at it.

The dog then fled and was assumed to be dead based on the amount of blood that was found.

Several agencies searched for the dog and it was found alive a few hours later.

According to OSP, the owner did not initially take the dog to a veterinarian. The dog survived and received veterinary care at Klamath Vet Hospital the following day.

The dog was shot through its mouth/jaw area. It was described as a black pit bull. The officer involved was not injured.