A Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy is recovering after a loose PIT BULL attacked him in Center Point.
Now the dog is in the custody of Birmingham Jefferson County Animal Control and its owner is facing reckless endangerment charges.
A woman on 3rd Street NW called 911 at 7:11 a.m. about a vicious pit bull charging at her and her children as they tried to leave her house.
When a deputy responded to the house where the dog owner lived, the sheriff's office said the dog came running out and bit the deputy on the right ankle.
He received treatment at the hospital for minor injuries and was walking around later at Center Point city hall.
Center Point passed a strict ordinance in 2008, which outlaws vicious pit bulls inside city limits.
The woman who called 911 Friday, also complained about the pit bull on May 16 because she claimed it attacked her dog. That day, a deputy wrote the pit bull's owner a citation ordering them to get rid of the dog by within 10 days.
Refusing to do so, could have carried a fine between $200-$500 and up to 30 days in jail, according to the city's ordinance.
A Birmingham Jefferson County Animal Control spokesperson said the dog will now be held for a mandatory 10 day bite quarantine period.