Dog owners cited in Talbot County dog attack

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News3 spoke with Harold Marshall of Talbot County Animal Control and he tells me that citations were issued to dog owners that live on Baker rd.

Baker rd is where a Talbot county woman was walking her dog last Friday when they both were attacked. The woman is still in critical condition, but the dog died earlier this week due to injuries.

A family friend tells News3 that the Talbot county woman was transferred to an Atlanta hospital from Piedmont Columbus Regional yesterday neighbors also tell us that the dogs in the area have been an issue for years and that this woman did not deserve for this to happen.

“My heart broke because I had just told my husband two days ago, “Honey, I feel that something bad is going to happen with those dogs,” and I was referring back to myself not knowing that those dogs were going to attack someone and that happened to be our most lovable neighbor,” Lillie Best said. 

“We took it upon ourselves to bury the dogs for her and it was one of the hardest things we had to this year,” Jim Freeburg said. 

News3 visited the Talbot County Board of Commissioners this afternoon for details on the citations where I spoke with county manager, Carol Ison. News3 was told to fill out a public records request to obtain any details. Once I filled it out I was told that I would receive a response within three days.

News3 spoke with Chief Deputy Bobby Gates I of Talbot county Sheriff’s Department about the incident and he says sheriffs are waiting on Animal Control before they make a response. 

“At this moment, there are no criminal charges with the dog owner by the Talbot County Sheriff’s Department. We’re waiting on animal control to do an investigation. Once the investigation is complete, we also will pursue an investigation as well.”

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