CARROLL COUNTY IN - 4 PIT BULLS MAULED 2 JOGGERS AND ALSO BIT THEIR OWNER WHEN HE TRIED TO CONTAIN THEM - A WOMAN DRIVING BY IN A CAR SAVED THEM BY DRIVING HER CAR INTO THE FIELD AND GETTING THEM INSIDE
Isabella George, 19, was bitten from head to toe. Her body is covered with bruises and puncture wounds. Her 20-year-old cousin, Rebekah Forgey, was critically injured. Flesh was ripped from her scalp and muscle was torn from her leg
(WLFI) – Carroll County deputies are searching for a group of pit bulls which attacked two women and their owner Thursday evening.
Sheriff Tobe Leazenby tells News 18 it happened around 7:30 p.m. when two friends were walking and jogging together on County Road 225 East. That’s southeast of Cutler and 8 miles west of Burlington.
He says as they went by a home where four pit bulls lived, the dogs chased them into a field where they attacked and mauled the women. The owner of the dogs was also attacked when he tried to contain his dogs. Leazenby says they were fighting for their lives.
A woman driving by saw what happened and drove into the field where the women were and got them into her car and called 911.
The intersection of State Road 75 and County Road 600 South was closed briefly so a helicopter could land and transport a 20-year-old woman to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with critical injuries. A 19-year-old woman, as well as the 50-year-old male owner, were taken to IU Health Arnett in Indianapolis with unknown injuries.
At this time, no names have been released.
Leazenby says one dog is already dead and his deputies are actively looking for the other three which will be shot on sight.
He says his deputies have dealt with the dogs in the past, mostly for being allowed to roam without a leash. He adds there may have been one bite incident about two years ago, but nothing this serious.