Pit bull attack leaves Kentucky woman dead, husband injured

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He shot and killed one of the dogs, but a second dog is missing. "That's what she was doing this morning and two dogs attacked her while she was doing that".

James Saylor lives next door to his brother. The dogs let him go and Johnny then ran into his house to grab a pistol.

One dog was fatally shot as it lunged at him. The injured dog ran away toward Country Lane.

He found his wife lying on the ground In front of the house. He managed to injure the other dog which got away.

Lorraine Saylor was declared dead at the scene.

In that instance, their owner had left them with their dad while she took care of personal issues. "If you see a pit bull matching that description, in the Arjay or surrounding area, call Bell County Dispatch immediately at 606-337-6174 or 911".

"Under no circumstances are you to engage this risky animal", the sheriff's department said.

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The Bell County Sheriff's Department said it received a call at 10:20 a.m. Highway 66 in the Wiser Branch area of Arjay about the dog attack.

Lorraine Saylor was putting bird seed out in her yard at her Kentucky home Sunday when she was mauled by the two pit bulls.

This is not the only pit bull attack of the year. "She was just a sweetheart" said Steele. Her husband, Johnny Saylor, rushed outside to help only to be attacked by the dogs as well, according to WKRN.

According to police, the dogs did not belong to the couple. The other dog escaped, and the Bell County Sheriff's Department is now searching for it.

Investigators with the sheriff's office are warning residents no to engage with the risky animal if scene.

Bell County Coroner Jay Steele says Johnny suffered a bite on his head, arm and hand.