A Boaz woman hopes her frightening experience during a walk with her dog will serve as a warning to others.
Another dog attacked and severely injured her beloved pet. Beth Watson said she's thankful she and her dog Bama are alive.
But now she wants action taken against the dogs owners and her life made whole again.
"I thought my life was over. I thought Bama would die and the dog would turn on me," said Watson. "I've never been attacked by a dog before."
That attack nearly blinded her nine-year-old Shih Tzu.
"He lost his right eye. They had to do surgery Monday afternoon and take out his right eye and he's got four staples," said Watson.
Watson said she was walking her dog on a street in her Boaz neighborhood Monday morning when she got in front of the home where the attack happened.
"Out of nowhere a WHITE BULLDOG came and just attacked," said Watson.
The attack lasted until a neighbor came with a handle and a little dog came to the rescue.
"The dog jumped over the fence and started attacking the white dog and trying to get it off Bama also," said Watson.
Days later Bama's still affected by the attack and doesn't want to go for walks anymore.
"I can drag him with the leash and he will not go outside," Watson said.
The bulldog is no longer at the home and Watson hopes it has attacked for the last time.
Chief Scott Farish said the dog is in quarantine for ten days and the incident remains under investigation.
We spoke to the man who was keeping the dog at the home.
He claimed it wasn't his dog but was unable to give information on how to reach the owner.