Pit bull gets kicked out of county after staying by injured owner's side after fire

(FoxNews.com) - A pit bull who loyally stood guard over her unconscious owner after a house fire in Maryland two days ago has been kicked out of the county.

Prince George’s County animal control officers say the dog, named Precious, and her puppy shouldn’t have been living in the house because the county has a pit bull ban on its books.

The officers confiscated the dogs after Wednesday’s overnight fire. But now the dogs have gotten a new leash on life. The pooches were turned over to the owner’s sister who lives in another county where pit bulls aren't banned.

The Washington Post reports that a spokesman for the county fire department snapped a photo of Precious and her injured owner. The photo shows the dog loyally hovering over the woman after she barely escaped the fire and collapsed in her neighbor’s front yard.

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