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Animal lover mauled to death by Rottweiler hours after adopting the dog

By Mason White 6:17 PM November 18, 2015
Anthony Riggs and the dog 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A man and his new companion are dead just after the dog was adopted.

67-year-old Anthony Riggs of Tennessee, was mauled by his dog hours after showing off his new Rottweiler to his friends.

Now, the dog was killed by animal control for fear that it would hurt others.

Riggs had adopted the animal from the Jackson-Madison County Rabies Control, which is a part of the health department.

Police officers shot the 5-year-old male Rottweiler at the scene when it allegedly charged toward a group of onlookers who had gathered outside the victim’s home.

Kim Tedford, director of the county’s Regional Health Department, said that a city employee found the stray dog five days before the incident, and it did not show any signs of aggression while it was in their custody.