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Animal Control officers have found the 2-year-old pit bull that attacked his owner at her north Lincoln home early Tuesday.

Zeus was found near his home in the 1700 block of North 31st Street shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday, said Animal Control Manager Steve Beal.

His officers are investigating why the dog bit and latched on to one of his owners, who then hit the dog 30 times with a baseball bat.

The dog didn't let go until police arrived and stunned it with a Taser, Officer Angela Sands said.

Zeus did not appear injured from the incident when he was turned over to officers Thursday, Beal said. Officers took the dog to the Capital Humane Society, where it will undergo a 10-day bite quarantine to assess whether it shows symptoms of rabies.

Animal Control had no previous bite reports for Zeus.

"Everything went really smooth today," Beal said. "We’re happy to have Zeus in the care and boarding at Capital Humane Society."



Riley Johnson reports on breaking news and public safety issues in Lincoln and southeast Nebraska.

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