A woman was in stable condition after being attacked by two dogs Thursday afternoon in Henry County.
The woman, whose name was not released, was bitten in the Windsong Plantation subdivision in Stockbridge as she walked her own dog, according to Sgt. Joey Smith with Henry County police. She was flown to Atlanta Medical Center, where she underwent emergency surgery Thursday afternoon, police said.
The victim’s poodle was also attacked and taken to a local veterinarian for treatment, police said. Another one of the victim’s dogs was temporarily missing, but later located.
Investigators initially were unsure who owned the two dogs, described as “pit bull-type” breeds, that attacked the woman.
“They were roaming freely in the neighborhood,” Smith told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
But the owners were located Thursday evening, Smith said. It was not known if criminal charges would be filed.
Around 1 p.m. Thursday, a neighbor witnessed the attack and called 911, according to police.
Both dogs involved were put down, Smith said. Rabies testing will be done on both animals, he said.