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RIDGEWAY – A Ridgeway man was treated at Erie County Medical Center after he was attacked by his own dog Tuesday night, Orleans County Sheriff’s officials said.

Investigators said Brian J. Adams, 30, and his wife, Kristi L. Adams, 38, were involved in a verbal altercation when the family dog attacked the husband.

Brian Adams was bitten in the arm and face and was transported by Medina Fire Department ambulance to ECMC where he was treated and released early Wednesday.

The dog, a 2½-year-old male pit bull terrier, also bit Kristi Adams on the forearm when she attempted to get it away from her husband. She declined medical attention at the scene.

The couple’s 11-year-old called 911 for help.

Orleans County Animal Control officers seized the dog and took it the county shelter.

Officials said the dog was not licensed but was current on its rabies vaccination.

The incident is under investigation.