A vicious pack of pit bulls has mauled two women who were out for a run – ripping most of the scalp off one and leaving the other with deep wounds all over her body.
Cousins Isabella George, 19, and Rebekah Forgey, 20, were out jogging in Carroll County, Indiana, when the four ravenous dogs charged at them.
The terrified women made a dash across a field towards their home but the hounds caught up with them and took them to ground before tearing at their flesh in what police describe as a 30-minute ‘feeding frenzy’.
The dogs bit off more than 75 per % of Rebekah’s scalp and ripped muscle from her leg. She is in hospital in intensive care, where her condition has been described as stable.
Isabella was bitten from head to toe, with gruesome pictures revealing deep puncture wounds and large bruises all over her body. She is recovering at home.
According to The Indy Channel, the young women fought for half an hour with the dogs, whose owner, Richard Darter, tried to stop the attack – only to be bitten himself.
The bloodied women – and the owner – were only saved when a motorist who happened to pass by and saw Thursday evening’s attack drove into the field, scattering the dogs. She then hauled the victims into her truck.
Police found the four dogs in the early hours of Friday and shot them dead.
Shena George, Isabella’s mother, told WTHR: ‘It is like a scene out of a horror movie. When I saw (Isabella and Rebekah) they were covered in blood and just mauled. It was terrible.
‘Rebekah has 75 %of her scalp removed. She will not be able to grow her hair back. I didn’t know if Rebekah would make it.’
According to the sheriff, the chances of the motorist driving along the remote country road at that exact moment were extremely small, calling it a ‘godsend’.