Family Dogs Attack Putting 18 Year Old In Hospital


By Amanda Wade

Two women are hurt, one seriously, when three family dogs attacked them.

Family members say their dogs have never shown signs of aggression, but they believe Kristina Pickron saved her daughter-in-law's life after the dogs they called part of the family tackled her to the ground.

"My daughter-in-law's little dog had got out, and she was screaming down the hallway trying to catch it before it got in here to the other dogs, and it went from there. I don't know what actually caused it or not," says Eric Pickron, dog owner and family member of the victims.

When Schofield's mother-in-law, Kristina Pickron, saw the attack, she tried to stop her dogs and jumped on top of Schofield to shield her from the mauling, "She was trying to save her, get the dogs off of her, and they got her too," says Eric Pickron.

Pickron was able to fight the dogs off and drive to the emergency room. Schofield was flown to a Dothan hospital for surgery, with more than 45 wounds, 300 stitches, 100 staples, and injuries to her arms, neck, legs, and head. Pickron also suffered several bite wounds to her arms and legs.

Opp Police Chief, Mike McDonald, says about the attack, "This is one of the worst ones I have ever seen, anywhere that I have ever been. These ladies are lucky, particularly the one, to be alive."

Family members say Schofield will likely be in the hospital for at least a week. They expect she will need additional surgeries and skin grafts to properly heal.

The dogs have been put down.

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