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Woman attacked by dogs in Decatur

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

January 6, 2009

DECATUR COUNTY, GA (WALB) - The search is on for three dogs that brutally attacked a woman on this road. "A pack of dogs charged at her, attacked her, got her on the ground and mauled her," said Captain Eddie Williams with the Decatur County Sheriff Department.

Deputies and animal control officers have been scouring the area all morning since the call came into 9-1-1 from a passing motorist. "The motorist advised to 9-1-1 that there was a woman sitting out on a yard completely covered with blood," said Williams.

The pack of aggressive K-9's were still on the scene when Captain Eddie Williams arrived. "10 to 15-feet behind her was a group of five dogs. She pointed to those dogs and said that was the group that attacked her."

Deputies guarded EMT's as they treated and later transported her to Tallahassee Memorial where she is now in critical condition. "When we initially tried to take them into custody, they were very aggressive. We had to use extreme caution, and they appeared to be dangerous animals," said Williams.

Officers were able to get their hands on two of the dogs. "They are currently at the Decatur County health department to under go testing," said Williams.

The woman's name has not been released because her family has not been notified of the attack. Deputies only say she was a guest at the Glen Oak motel. And though they won't admit this strays are a problem in the county. A new ordinance has been enacted to help officers control this issue.

"All dogs have to have tags, must be vaccinated and if they are off your property they have to have a leash on them," to keep this from happening again.

Decatur County Deputies hope someone saw the attack and can give them information. If you have any info, you're asked to call 229-248-3047.

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