Woman lives in fear of neighborhood dogs
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:52:57 GMT —
FOX 31 dug a little deeper after a viewer called and told us she's living in fear.
Lane Luke told FOX 31, "I'm scared. When I looked out the window and saw what happened, I couldn't believe it."
Luke is talking about the day her husband was bit by a neighborhood dog, "the dog jumped up on him, knocked him down, he hit a concrete block, fell back on his left hip and the dog bit him on the hand."
Her husband was bit April 9th and the bite left a scar. She says this isn't the first time dogs have wandered into her yard causing trouble. She said she doesn't understand why it's happening and also says she's called animal control.
FOX 31 also spoke to the director of animal control, Regenia Wells, who couldn't talk about the specific case but did encourage Luke to call again saying they respond to every single call. Last month they had 391 calls and responded to all of them.
If you find yourself in a situation where you can't get to a phone to call animal control Wells says, "Don't run. Do not run. If they come at you get down in the fetal position and put your hands over your face so they can't get to that area. Just get down."
Tift County also has an ordinance that says your dog needs to be on a cable, in a pen, or on a leash at all times.