A 53-year-old Foley woman suffered lacerations to her stomach after being attacked by a dog just before 5 Mon., April 17.
According to the Foley Police Department, the victim was flown to a trauma center.
Milton Weeks, the victim's husband, says he raised the pit bull named Bosco, since he was a 6 month-old-puppy and he had been a loyal watchdog for the family.
He says he and his wife were arguing. According to Weeks, the dog attacked her when she threw an ashtray.
“The dog was tearing at her stomach and I hit him across the head and he jumped at me," Weeks said. "He tried to attack her some more and I kept beating him with a heater.”
Weeks willingly agreed to have the dog euthanized.
“My whole family loved the dog, but I love my wife more than anything in this world, and he has done something I never expected him to do," Weeks said. “I thought he’d be the best thing I ever had, but he ain’t. He’s the worst nightmare I ever had now.”
Foley PD says the dog will be quarantined and checked for rabies before he is euthanized.
FOLEY, AL (WKRG) — A Foley woman was critically injured Monday afternoon in an attack by her PIT BULL.
The 5-year-old pit bull attacked the woman in an altercation with the dog. News 5 is told
HER INJURIES ARE SO SEVERE HER INTERNAL ORGANS ARE EXPOSED.
She has been flown to USA Medical Center in Mobile for treatment.
As seen on the WKRG Facebook page on live video, the dog was removed in a cage by specialists who euthanized it inside the home. We’re told the pit bull was difficult to calm down after the dispute occurred.
The dog will eventually be euthanized at the owners’ request.
News 5 has learned this is not the first time the dog has attacked someone. A neighbor’s kid was bitten not too long ago.
“He’s a real good dog,” said a resident, who was discussing the attack on the neighbor’s child. “But when it gets to biting, that’s when you have to start talking about getting rid of the dog.”
Turn on News 5 at 6:30 and 10:00 for the latest reports from the scene and updates on the woman’s condition.