LEWISTON – Authorities had to humanely kill a pig about 4 p.m. Friday after its leg was almost chewed off by a loose pit bull, Niagara County sheriff’s deputies said.

Deputies were summoned to the 2400 block of Ridge Road to investigate the report of a pit bull chasing two pigs. Deputies, who used a Taser on the dog, which ran to a kennel behind a house, killed the pig wshile awaiting the arrival of SPCA and animal control officials.

The dog and pig were owned by a town resident who told deputies the dog apparently got loose from a chain attached to a doghouse. The owner was not charged.