Dogs Maul Florida Woman


(WFLA/NBC News)  An elderly Florida woman is recovering after she was mauled by three pit bulls near her Brooksville home Monday.

Ralph Hughes owns the dogs and says they got along great with people. He even let his grandkids play with them. But Monday morning something changed when those dogs attacked an elderly neighbor and left behind a trail of blood.

“I’d been tore up all morning. I don’t know what to think,” Hughes said.

Hughes was gone for the night and didn’t know his dogs got out of his home, chewing through the back door. Hernando Sheriff’s deputies say those three dogs attacked an elderly neighbor as she took her morning walk.

When deputies and animal control showed up to round the dogs up, they attacked again forcing officers to shoot bean bags at the animals.

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