Woman recovering after being mauled by dogs



STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - The family of a woman viciously mauled by two pit bull terriers while walking her dogs Thursday said the first thing she asked when she woke up in the hospital was how her dogs were.

Doctors and veterinarians expect everyone to survive but they're currently in a lot of pain.

Channel 2's Jeff Dore met the daughter and husband of the woman who was mauled as they visited with their schnauzer at the Hudson Bridge Animal Clinic in Stockbridge.

"As soon as she woke up, she asked for her babies. She asked where Diamond and Sasha were. She'd seen blood on Diamond and wanted to know where she was, how she was," said Luz Matta.

The two pit bulls attacked Maria Inez Troncoso as she walked her dogs, Diamond and Sasha. When the bigger dogs attacked, Troncoso scooped up Diamond to protect her. The pits then attacked her and a police officer shot them as they were attacking her neck and face.

"She's got a lot of wounds, I mean, her head, her neck, her face, her legs, arms. I mean just everywhere," Matta said.

The other dog, Sasha, escaped but Sasha lost her eyesight a year ago and wandered blind until a viewer found her and called 911.

Police and prosecutors haven't decided yet about any criminal charges for the owners of the pit bull terriers that were out loose.

On Tuesday, Henry County District Attorney Jim Wright told Dore that the case does not fit the criteria for felony charges. The case has been sent to the county solicitor to consider possible misdemeanor charges.

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