Martha Anne McGill was walking up her driveway at 1158 Bronco Road, when two dogs attacked her Friday night, Dec. 9, according to her daughter Derena Wallin.
Walker County Emergency Services responded to the scene at 6:09 p.m.
Family members ran to McGill’s side after hearing her screams, but not before the animals tore nearly all of her clothes off, leaving her with only a shoe and sock remaining.
“The only place that (the dogs) didn’t bite was her face. The rest of her body is mangled,” Wallin said. “The doctor said he has never seen anything like this.
Her family considers McGill to be fortunate to be alive after the incident.
“The dogs were pretty much as big as (McGill) is, it is worse than a horror movie.” McGill said.
Both dogs were “owner released” into the custody of the Walker County Animal Shelter, according to director Allison Hardin-Smith.
The two shepherd mix dogs weighed about 65 pounds, Both were euthanized Monday and their heads will be sent to a lab to be tested for rabies, according to Hardin-Smith.
Despite bleeding profusely from several bites that left bone exposed, McGill picked up a rock to defend herself as her family arrived and the dogs retreated.
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