DANVILLE - The pit bull that attacked its owner in Shamokin this week was euthanized, a source close to the situation said Friday.

The person asked not to be identified. An attempt to confirm the report with a state dog warden or Department of Agriculture representative was unsuccessful.

The dog attacked James L. "Waldo" Walsh, 55, of 138 S. Franklin St., who was upgraded to fair condition at Geisinger Medical Center, where he remained Friday morning.

Walsh suffered severe injuries to both hands and arms as well as bites on his upper body in the incident Wednesday at his home. He was listed in serious condition Thursday.

He also was hospitalized March 23 after being bit in the left arm by the dog.

The canine was reportedly removed from the home by a state dog warden on Thursday.