Friday, May 6, 2016
INDEPENDENCE MO - DORA PENNINGTON WALKED OUTSIDE HER HOME LAST NOVEMBER AND HER AMERICAN BULLDOG ALMOST KILLED HER - SHE REUNITES WITH THE DEPUTIES THAT GOT TO HER FIRST AND SHOT THE MONSTER SO FIRST RESPONDERS COULD GET TO HER
Attacked and almost killed by her own dog, an Independence woman reunited with her rescuers. 55 year old Dora Pennington, walked outside of her home last November, and her 110 POUND AMERICAN BULLDOG, Moses, was on her in an instant. Savagely biting her legs, arms, literally dragging her across the yard.
Jackson County deputy Tony Uredi is a combat veteran, and when he and two colleagues got to the scene Pennington's injuries reminded him of a war wound.
"It looked like she stepped on a land mine, that's how graphic it was with her legs. The only thing that let me know she wasn't dead is I saw her blink," says Uredi.
The dog had to be shot for first responders to get inside the yard. Uredi, with Deputies Ryan Painter and Kevin Souder, kept talking to Dora, telling her she would make it. She lost part of her left leg, and sustained severe bite wounds all over, but is on the mend.
Pennington tells KMBZ reuniting with her rescuers had an almost supernatural element. "You meet people in life you don't know that you're going to be connected to that person until that moment you connect. It's very strange. It makes you think about things and ponder the meaning of life."