Dog Attacks Animal Control Officer at Mansfield Animal Shelter

A dog attacked an animal control officer at the Mansfield animal shelter on Friday morning and the officer has serious injuries.

Town officials said the animal control officer has been taken to Hartford Hospital and the injuries are not life-threatening.

Mansfield Fire Chief Fran Raiola previously said officers and firefighters responded to the shelter at 230 Clover Road for a person suffering from multiple dog bites.

Two dogs have been quarantined after the attack, according to Raiola.

The animal shelter will be closed Friday and an adoption scheduled for Sunday had been canceled.

State police are investigating.

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