TWO BULLDOGS reportedly viciously attacked a 70-year-old woman in Alexander City Thursday evening, sending her to the hospital covered in severe bites and puncture wounds.
The incident lasted more than half an hour and left the woman - who was not identified in a report on the attack published by the Alexander City Outlook - in the hospital as of Saturday.
Alexander City Police Department Animal Control Officer Scott Wright told the Outlook that the attack was "the worst dog attack I have ever encountered," adding that it was "unprovoked" and that the dogs were owned by the woman's son. They were both put down following the attack.
"For almost 30 minutes they continued to bite and maul her despite her attempts to fight them off," Wright told the Outlook. "She used her hands, legs, a brick and two-by-fours to try to keep them away but they just kept coming."
He explained to the Outlook that the dogs seemed to not be properly chained up and that police had responded to the woman's son's house on dog-related calls in the past.
"It's still an open investigation," Wright told the newspaper. "No charges have been filed at this time, but we do anticipate that changing as we complete our work in the case."