A Cobb County great-grandmother who was attacked by a pack of pit bulls outside her home last week said she’s lucky to be alive, but afraid to go outside.
Alice Johnson, 82, was one of five people bitten by her neighbor’s seven dogs along Beverly Lane near Windy Hill Road on April 10.
Johnson’s son, Raymond Patton, and several others were able to chase the dogs away, police said, but they continued through the neighborhood and attacked several others.
Johnson spent several days in the hospital after suffering bites to her neck, arms and head.
“I couldn’t get them off me,” Johnson told Channel 2 Action News at her home Friday. “There were so many of them.”
Officers dispatched to the scene ended up shooting two of the dogs, killing one of them. The others were rounded up by Cobb County Animal Services.
No charges have been filed against the owner of the dogs, police said, but an investigation is ongoing. The fate of the animals will be decided by a Cobb judge once the case is heard in court, authorities said.
“They don’t need to hurt nobody else,” said Johnson, whose family is hosting a fundraiser next week to help cover her medical expenses.
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