2 women mauled by dogs in Cobb neighborhood


Two women are recovering from their injuries after they and three other people were attacked by a pack of dogs Wednesday in a Cobb County neighborhood.

Cobb police say the attack began around 11:30 a.m. April 10 in the area of Beverly Lane and Windy Hill Road when the dogs got out of their home and attacked a female neighbor.

That woman’s son and others chased the dogs away, but the canines continued to roam the neighborhood and lash out at others, police said.

Cops arrived at the home of the dog owner, and had to shoot two of the dogs that were attacking a woman inside the residence “in order to get her to safety,” Cobb police said. One of the dogs died in the home, and police said the other one is expected to survive the gunshot wound it sustained.

The other dogs were captured by Cobb County Animal Services. A total of seven dogs, including the one fatally shot by cops, were involved in the attack, Cobb police said.

Cobb police spokesman Sgt. Wayne Delk said investigators believe the dogs may have escaped the home through a window.

Five people were attacked during the incident, and the two women who suffered the most severe injuries were transported by ambulance to a hospital for treatment, Delk said. The three remaining victims chose to get medical care on their own, he added.

Delk said that while “no one is deceased,” he does not have any updates on the victims’ conditions. Delk said there is a possibility that charges could be filed, but what those offenses would be remains unknown at this point. He also told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he does not have details about the breed of the dogs involved in the mauling.

According to Channel 2 news, one of the victims was an 82-year-old woman. The woman's son, Raymond Patton, said five pit bulls attacked his mother at her doorstep, according to the station.


Cobb police say the investigation remains open, and anyone with information should contact Cobb County Police Animal Services Detective Hammond at 770-590-5638.

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