Mary Toney: Dog bite victim shares her story

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Mary Toney was watching her husband cut a resident's lawn when two rottweilers  attacked her.

Mary said the only thing she could do was scream for help. "He says to me 'look out.' And when I turned around they plunged me and I went down as hard as I can and kept my head down to the ground."

Mary says the dogs started to bite her head. "And all I can hear is the dog and I heard the sound of crunch and I said, 'oh my gosh' and it was 'don't move, don't move.' "

Her husband, Howard Herring, kept yelling. The dogs finally left her alone, leaving scars on her head.

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control showed up in the neighborhood. They took both of the dogs which are now under quarantine for the next 10 days.

Mary says her injuries could have kept her in the hospital much longer.

"It could have been much worse. That is scary. These dogs, I don't taunt with anyone else's dogs that happened this morning and I hope it doesn't happen anymore to me. I'm going to be watching out for dogs."

Animal Care and Control says the owner of the dogs, Bruce Randolph, is being fined for the incident.

According to Captain Dave Walesky, the same owner had a different dog which bit a jogger last year. He was not cited for that incident.


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