Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on Oct 23, 2014 in Dog Bite Injuries
A pair of Winston-Salem siblings are recovering from a terrifying dog attack that left them fighting for their lives on Tuesday.
Twelve-year-old Jayla Caldwell was walking home from the bus stop with her brother Jaylen, 8, when a group of four dogs spotted the siblings and began chasing them. The dogs caught Jayla, biting and tearing at her face, back and arms.
In an attempt to shield her brother from harm, Jayla used her own body as a barrier between the dogs and her young brother, but the attack continued. She says she tried to cover up his face because the animals were trying to bite him there.
It was really scary, Jayla told correspondents from local Fox affiliate WGHP.
Luckily, neighbors heard the commotion and tried to intervene. India Davis, who witnessed the attack, grabbed a broom and tried to hit the dogs and push them off of the children. She explained that every time one of Jaylen's limbs escaped the cover of his sisters body, the dogs would lunge to bite them.
Investigators speculate that the dogs likely escaped from the unsecured storm door of a nearby house. Although the owners could face potentially dangerous dog orders, which would include $100,000 insurance policies on each dog and muzzles while walking them, the family does not believe this is a harsh enough punishment for what the children suffered.
The family says it plans to pursue legal action.
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