March 22, 2018

Names released in deadly dog attack

26 December 2017, 01:19 | Marta Robbins



Lorraine Saylor was putting bird seed out in her yard at her Kentucky home Sunday when she was mauled by the two pit bulls.

Her husband, Johnny Saylor heard the commotion and ran outside.

In Kentucky woman was mauled to death by two pit bull dogs on Christmas Eve while her husband was seriously injured in the attack. Her husband was hospitalized. The second pit bull was nearby, so "fearing for his life", the husband shot and killed the dog, the sheriff's department said.

"Sheriff Mitch Williams is asking the community to be on the lookout for a brown pit bull that is injured", according to the statement.

Also responding to the scene was Bell County EMS, Bell County Coroner Jay Steele, Bell County Animal Control Officer Patsy Bracken and assistance from the Kentucky State Police Post 10. This is a developing story.

"They were just a super nice couple and I can't even begin to put myself in his shoes, it's overwhelming the circumstances and what he found", said Steele. "She anxious more about neighbors and friends than she did herself, as Johnny's the same way, they're just a very giving couple".

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Animal control and the Bell County Sheriff's department are now searching for the other dog.

Police ask anyone who believes they have spotted the animal to immediately call 911 or 606-337-6174.

Lankford's two dogs which attacked the woman.

The sheriff's department has confirmed that the dogs, which were responsible for the attack, did not belong to the couple.

"The strength, the power, and the aggressive nature of this dog is different from other dogs", Elliot said, in explanation of his proposal. "I think we have to take a measure to do what it takes to prevent that from happening again".

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