Pit bulls that attacked DHEC worker to be tested for rabies

An employee with the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) was investigating a report Tuesday of a dog biting someone at a home on Wilderness Place Monday when he was attacked by two pit bulls at the home.

Eric Rogers, 28, was critically injured in the attack and remains in the hospital, according to the Dillon County Sheriff's Office.

Rogers was able to call 911 and tell them he was being attacked.

The dogs were still attacking Rogers when deputies got on scene, so they shot and killed the animals.

The dogs will be tested for rabies.

Captain Cliff Arnette says the pit bulls weren't confined at the time of the attack.

A Dillon County animal control ordinance says the owner of a dangerous animal should not allow it to go unconfined on his property.

It describes dangerous animals as those with a tendency to attack whether unprovoked or not.

Arnette says they're investigating to determine if criminal charges will be filed against the dogs' owner.