Woman killed, husband injured by two dogs in southern Kentucky

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The owner of the two pit bulls that attacked a woman and her husband in Bell County, Ky. has been charged with harboring a vicious animal.

Deputies said 66-year-old Lorraine Brock Saylor and her husband were "savagely attacked" by pit bulls.

He fatally shot one of the pit bulls as it lunged at him, but the other managed to run off and is still missing, according ot the news station.

The statement didn't specify the man's injuries. The couple's names weren't immediately released.

The Bell County Sheriff's Department determined the dogs do not belong to the couple.

The sheriff urged residents to be on the lookout for the injured dog. Johnny's brother was at the house at the time and was able to keep the dogs distracted long enough to allow him to rush inside and grab his gun.

The attack happened at the home of Lorraine and Johnny Saylor on Saturday at 10.20am
The attack happened at the home of Lorraine and Johnny Saylor on Saturday at 10.20am

Officials said that Bethany Stephens was killed by her two pit bulls while she was walking in Goochland County, Virginia, last week. It is not known who, if anyone, was watching over the dogs when they attacked the Saylors.

"Under no circumstances are you to engage this unsafe animal", they urged.

Two pit bulls mauled one of their neighbors to death on Christmas Eve.

However, he was bitten on the head, arm and hand, and was taken to the hospital for treatment. One can get in touch with Bell County Dispatch at 606-337-6174 or simply dial 911 if one happens to come across the crippled creature. Following the attack, MA councilor Rodney Elliot proposed a citywide ban on pit bulls.

"They were just a super nice couple, and I can't even begin to put myself in his shoes".

James Saylor said he is still just trying to understand the attack.

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