Update on Joann
She is pretty bruised and beat up, where the dog held her and pulled her our of her truck and dragged her shows a huge hematoma, this will take some time to go away, it's on her thigh, but she has numerous small punctures
in addition to that.
Joann is 5 ft. tall and weighs 108 lbs. the dog weighs 140 lbs.
Saw her doctor yesterday, Dr. said she has never seen dog-bites that severe.
The dogs have been surrendered to Animal control, they shall be euthanized. The owners still have several on the property, but are keeping them confined. Sheriff is on top of that case, they have monitored the place for a log time, may file criminal charges "keeping dangerous animals"
Money was offered, Joann declined, she is on Medicaid, so her bills are paid and she doesn't want anything of theirs
Her sister Linda talked to an attorney, and he advised that this is a very good case for a lawsuit, pain and suffering would definitely be saught, but at this point Joann decided not to pursue this, the pursuit would involve a lot of distance driving to give depositions and all that, take much of her time and energy and in addition, this neighbor is a crafty, sneaky and vengeful person, he would know how to get back at her.
Attorny says she has two years to be able to sue, so she can change her mind if she wants.
She is a strong woman, yesterday she took care of the goats, going up and down that steep hill to their barn, she came to my house for dinner and plans to go to the feed-store job for her Saturday shift.
Ibuprofen for pain is all she takes, she has stronger meds in the house, left over from Ron's sickness, but says they make her feel strange, she rather puts up with a bit of pain.
It was definitely a traumatic experience, could have been much, much worse, we are thankful it wasn't.