MCMINN COUNTY TN - 2 PIT BULLS OUT LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO KILL ATTACKED BRITTANY DINGESS' BELOVED GREAT PYRENESE/ST. BERNARD MIX OUTSIDE HER BACKDOOR ...HER HUSBAND WAS HOME AND KILLED THE DAMN MONSTERS!!!
The search is on for the owners for TWO PIT BULLS involved in an attack in McMinn County over the weekend.
A woman and her dog were hurt in the attack Sunday afternoon at their home in Englewood.
Brittany Dingess said she was letting her dogs use the bathroom on leashes out her back porch when the two Pit bulls came up and attacked out of no where.
"One latched onto her throat and one latched onto her hip. Probably about 5 seconds later, they took me straight down over the hill," Dingess said, "At one point I looked up and one of the Pitbulls had latched onto the side of her neck."
Dingess' husband killed the dogs to get them to stop. Dingess suffered cuts and bruises, mainly to her hands, including a deep gash on her thumb.
But their 7-year-old Great Pyrenese-St. Bernard mix named Dutchess was in bad shape.
"She has well over a dozen, significant lacerations and bite marks, all four legs, both of her hips. They bit into the side of her ear canal," she added.
Dutchess underwent surgery Monday on her ear, she is expected to be okay.
Dingess said she's never seen the dogs in the area before and doesn't know who they belong to but is glad the attack wasn't worse.
"I'm glad that it happened to me and not a child and not someone that was by themselves that wouldn't have had a way to get help or defend themselves," she added.
The McMinn County Sheriff's Office is investigating what happened.
They do not cover the cost of testing animals for rabies.
The Environmental Protection Office is testing the dogs as we speak.
Dingess and her husband are waiting for those results. They have started a GoFundMe page to help cover the cost of medical and vet bills.
If you have any information that can help investigators, call the McMinn County Sheriff's Office at 423-745-5622.