vicious dog attack leaves an East Texas woman critically injured and in ICU.
The attack happened around 8:30 Wednesday morning at a residence in the 1000
block of County Road 1113, just north of Overton.
Eighty-year-old Pauline Jones
loved to walk her road, and was out getting her morning paper when a group of
neighborhood mixed breed dogs approached.
she got her newspaper or while she was getting it she was attacked by some
dogs," says Rusk County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Vicki Penny.
warning, five dogs savagely attacked, taking Jones to the ground.
witness was driving by and saw the dogs on the lady, so they stopped and got
the dogs off the victim," Penny says.
had multiple wounds to her arms, legs and torso. Husband John says Pauline's
lower leg was torn apart.
lost the use of her right leg and she may lose the leg. It will break her heart
because she loves to walk," he says.
had never had problems with the dogs before.
dogs belong to one of the neighbors," says Penny.
lap dogs, the other ones just played follow the leader," John says.
investigation continues but we have no idea at this time as to what caused the
dogs to attack," adds Penny.
is stable, but remains in ICU. Mister Jones says there's one thing everyone
can do to help.
doing all you can if your praying," he says.
caught the dogs, which have all been put down, and their remains have been sent
to check for possible rabies. At this time the Rusk county sheriffs office says
no charges have been filed against the dogs owner, but the case remains under
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